Story Dispensary has unofficially become Hoboken’s Phil Connors from the movie “Groundhog Day,” as they were carried for the third time in a row in their prolonged quest to gain Planning Board approval for a cannabis dispensary.
The controversial applicant seeking to create a retail dispensary at the former Hudson Tavern has been met with criticism since February from the nearby neighborhood over how a cannabis store would affect the area, but have sought to get approval nonetheless.
The groundhog day loop was the same as it was from their first two board hearings: they have at least only one person to testify, an attorney for the condo association against them does cross-examination, a long line of residents questions the testifier, and then the meeting is adjourned due to being late at night and moved to another day.
This time around, the person entering the loop was William Masol, a traffic expert who testified about traffic issues. He is currently the township engineer in Chester, and was previously the township engineer in Cranford.
William Masol testified abut Story