Cannabis retailer eyes switch on its Gallivan Blvd. locationPosted by On

After strong pushback from neighbors, a team that hoped to site a 3,000-square-foot retail cannabis store in a key commercial building in Adams Corner is now eyeing a location closer to Neponset Circle. CNA Stores, Inc., a company based in Amesbury, MA, originally pitched a retail location in a commercial space inside 540 Gallivan Blvd., which currently houses Supreme Liquors, Boston Sports Club, a dental office, and the specialty clothing retailer College Hype.

The plan was met with fierce opposition at an October meeting of the Ashmont-Adams Neighborhood Association and again this month during an online forum organized by the proponents. The team also met with the Cedar Grove Civic Association, whose members voted 169-11 against the proposal after a meeting held virtually last week.  

“There was a very similar response to the Ashmont-Adams meeting. We heard a lot of the same issues that the location wasn’t right for the neighborhood,” said Rob DiFazio, the owner and CEO of CNA Stores Inc.

“After the Ashmont-Adams meeting, we started actively looking for other locations, DiFazio said, noting that they talked to “probably seven, maybe eight landlords” and took a look at locations that people had suggested to us at that meeting.” He said the company is now considering shifting the proposal to 770 Gallivan Blvd., formerly the site of a Verizon…

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