Three Rivers Gears Up for Two New Recreational Marijuana Outlets

September 29th, 2023 Legislation & Policy Updates
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On Monday, the Three Rivers Planning Commission recommended special exception permits to the City Commission for two applicants, TR Retailer LLC and Three Rivers NZ LLC. Both businesses are looking to establish recreational marijuana provisioning centers along the highway. These recommendations are set to be deliberated at the city commission's next session on Tuesday, October 3rd.

TR Retailer LLC is gearing up to operate under the name "Cannabis Outlet", situated at 745 S. U.S. 131 in the shopping plaza across Meijer, nestled between Subway and Wild Bill's Tobacco. Jevin Weyenberg, a co-owner, informed that this would be the eighth store in their line, which includes the Lake Effect and Doja retail outlets. With local roots, Weyenberg emphasized his Michigan connection, as most of the ownership team hails from the state. The store is projected to employ 15-20 individuals.

During discussions, a point of contention arose regarding the absence of a reception area or vestibule in the building's initial renderings - a mandatory feature per city ordinance. Weyenberg acknowledged this oversight, assuring updated plans with a vestibule in place. Commissioner Jenny Koski expressed satisfaction with their proactive approach to resolving this.

John Beebe, the Planning Commission Liaison, noted a few pending adjustments in the plans, like defining "limited access" zones and beefing up security details. Upon these amendments, the planning commission unanimously endorsed the recommendation.

Three Rivers NZ has plans to operate as "Gramz Three Rivers" at 223 N. U.S. 131 in the River Crossings Plaza, close to the Goodwill drop-off point. One of its owners, Steven Kilano, spoke of the allure of Three Rivers, praising its vibrancy and unique charm. Despite other potential spots, Kilano emphasized selecting a location keeping the "family-friendly" ambiance in mind.

Kilano, who also owns a cannabis retail store in Genesee County and a cultivation facility in Warren, is confident about their new venture. He revealed that, barring any major hurdles, the store might start operating in a few months. Like TR Retailer, Kilano also highlighted some necessary plan revisions, especially concerning fire safety and access points. Commissioner Karl Armstrong praised the firm's proactive approach to most concerns. Consequently, the planning commission unanimously backed this recommendation too.

Both businesses await the City Commission's decision next week, marking a notable step for Michigan's marijuana landscape.

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