AVONDALE — A cannabis dispensary hopes to open on Belmont Avenue in Avondale, and neighbors can soon weigh in on the plan.
A pair of applicants — Green & Randle, LLC and Nature’s Grace & Wellness, LLC — is applying for a special-use permit from city’s Zoning Board of Appeals to open a dispensary at 3419-25 W. Belmont Ave., according to a community notice sent to neighbors earlier this month.
In advance of the city hearing, the applicants will pitch neighbors on the proposal at a community meeting 7 p.m. Thursday at Revolution Brewing’s brewery and taproom, 3340 N. Kedzie Ave.
Green & Randle, LLC is managed by Derhyl Randle and Sarah Zematis, of Evanston, according to state records. The company secured a dispensary license in 2021 during the first two state lotteries.
Zematis wasn’t available for an interview Thursday.
Kelley A. O’Hern, of Vermont, Illinois, is listed as the manager of Nature’s Grace & Wellness, LLC, according to state records.
The applicants don’t need a zoning change to open the dispensary, so the proposal does not also require City Council approval, Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa’s 35th Ward staffer told neighbors in an email.
If approved, the dispensary would take over a one-story commercial storefront across from Walgreens at 3424 W. Belmont Ave.
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