A proposal would have St. Charles’ second recreational marijuana dispensary opening in the Randall Plaza shopping center on the city’s west side.
The St. Charles Plan Commission will hear the plans at 7 p.m. Oct. 18. They call for Consume Cannabis of St. Charles to locate in a 4,146-square-foot space at 584 S. Randall Road that formerly housed a sports bar. Syrup restaurant and La Huerta Market are other businesses in the shopping center.
Plan commissioners will decide whether to recommend approval of the special use application. The recommendation will then go to the St. Charles City Council’s Planning and Development Committee and the city council.
Aldermen had previously voted 6-3 to allow recreational marijuana dispensaries to locate in the city. As part of the city’s rules, two recreational marijuana dispensaries can locate in the city — one on the east side and one on the west side of the Fox River.
The city’s first recreational marijuana dispensary, Zen Leaf, opened last year in the former Jared Jewelry store in the Main Street Commons shopping center in St. Charles. In 2020, Zen Leaf began selling recreational marijuana at its dispensary at 3714 Illinois Ave. after St. Charles aldermen gave them the green light to do so.
To accommodate Zen Leaf’s growth, the dispensary moved into the former Jared Jewelry store. Zen Leaf opened in St. Charles in 2015 as a medical marijuana dispensary.