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Cresco Labs Gets Chicago City Council Approval For Massive Wrigleyville Dispensary

The zoning change necessary for the move into the John Barleycorn bar

Cresco Labs cleared another hurdle to moving their Wrigleyville Sunnyside pot shop into a mammoth new home on Clark Street.

The zoning change necessary for the move into the John Barleycorn bar at 3524 N. Clark St., was approved by City Council on Wednesday, but the dispensary owners will also need a special-use permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals before they can sell recreational weed at the site.

The ordinance was set to be voted on at December’s City Council meeting but was held back by Zoning Chairman and Ald. Tom Tunney (44th), whose ward includes the dispensary. 

Also in December, the ordinance to approve the pot shop narrowly advanced out of committee in a 7-5 vote after a contentious debate over minority ownership in the cannabis industry.

Cresco Labs currently operates a dual-use dispensary at 3812 N. Clark St., which was rebranded as Sunnyside. If approved, they plan to move that dispensary to the 3524 N. Clark St. location.

Their current dispensary has had waits as long as seven hours in the weeks since legal weed sales began.

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