Medical Marijuana Dispensary Headed to 2nd and Lake Street?

by Mike Van Houten / Apr 21, 2016

I ran across an application document for a medical marijuana dispensary downtown, on the corner of 2nd and Lake, on a property that S3 Development recently acquired. 

Check it out here (PDF format)

Thoughts? Good location? Bad location?

I wonder if their plans, if approved, will utilize the existing building, which was to become a sales model office for the long-dead Waterfront District project. 


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  • April 21, 2016 - 11:56:24 AM

    I don't like it! It's across from the baseball district and an area that has a lot of potential. Turn it into baseball theme, or housing or a restaurant

  • April 21, 2016 - 12:10:36 PM

    Didn't they just recently come out with plans to turn it into some sort of entertainment district/bar? I hope they didn't change their mind on that. Nothing wrong with a dispensary, I'd much prefer that to a vacant building, but I liked their original plan better.

  • April 21, 2016 - 3:19:42 PM

    Seems appropriate considering how high the three partners behind the Waterfront District project must have been.

  • April 21, 2016 - 9:46:55 PM

    Probably less detrimental to the area than the Men's Club. Gonna have to be willing to zone strip bars out before worrying about pot dispensaries damaging the neighborhood character.

  • April 22, 2016 - 9:33:19 AM

    Pretty close to the ball park; and also, isn't this site about two blocks or so from the Sienna/Renaissance Hotel location? My personal hope would be to allow that area to continue its renewal based on upscale lodging, ball park events, music venues and supporting eateries. The user demos for those activities are compatible with one another. Adding a pot shop in there doesn't sound like a helpful mix to me. The demos of the family user groups for the ballpark, business visitors at the redesigned hotel, and those who might begin walking about in a changing neighborhood, compliment each other. I suggest that a homogeneous customer mix of pedestrian traffic in a neighborhood is the best way to stimulate continued community growth.

  • April 22, 2016 - 12:29:03 PM

    So let's see... The Freighthouse District has within it a strip club, several bars which server alcohol, and multiple C-stores which sell beer and hard liquor, but when it comes to a medical marijuana dispensary, people start, pardon my language, bitching. So why is it OK to sell alcohol and the sexual objectification of women, but pot (which has FAR less detrimental effects in large amounts and even a single shot of tequila) is a problem?

  • April 22, 2016 - 4:29:13 PM

    Well we certainly don't want the patrons of Doc Holliday's to feel uncomfortable when they stagger out of that joint at 4 in the morning on a Tuesday only to realize that there's pot marijuana being sold next door during banker's hours. This is a town founded on strict morals, dagnabbit!

  • April 22, 2016 - 6:40:21 PM

    But, but... Anakin, think of the children!!! *pearl clutch* All these terrible things will just need to find a new home, some area that doesn't end with a "District" for a name and we'll start with the dispensary. From there we can move the strip club, that awful Harrah's and its chippendales, then the Community Assistance Center, then that Davidson's Distillery and finally that awful bus station with all those poor folks. We can move it somewhere away from public eye, like 4th and Keystone, or Longley and Virginia.

  • April 22, 2016 - 7:48:32 PM

    The only thing in that list I can see moving is the homeless shelter. Move it to a neighborhood that our city politicians live in. Caughlin Ranch or Sommerset perhaps. It'll give the homeless a better environment, and keep our politicians closer in touch with real-world problems.

  • April 23, 2016 - 7:46:31 AM

    Case in point?:

  • April 23, 2016 - 10:02:33 AM

    Just noticed, my last post was supposed to tend with a tag denoting sarcasm. Though perhaps it was less sarcastic, and rightly so, than originally intended. Our city needs to do SOMETHING about the homeless problem, and by something, I don't mean sweeping them under the rug.