An adult-use cannabis dispensary could open in Riverside sometime in 2022 if Riverside trustees approve an agreement at their meeting on Nov. 18 to sell a village-owned lot at 2710 Harlem Ave. to Dr. Milad Nourahmadi, who owns both the strip mall at 2720 Harlem Ave. and the property at 2704 Harlem Ave. on either side of the village’s parcel.
Nourahmadi has long been interested in acquiring the vacant village-owned parcel for parking for the strip mall, which houses his Shining Smiles dental practice and other businesses.
The village has been reluctant to sell absent a plan that would include a retail sales tax-producing business, but Nourahmadi now appears to have met that bar.
Nourahmadi’s new plan is to sell the property at 2704 Harlem Ave., which now houses a COVID-19 testing center, to Mint IL LLC, a Lyons-based cannabis corporation, which would like to remodel the existing building and operate a dispensary there.
2704 Harlem Ave., Riverside
The tentative closing date for that sale is Feb. 4, 2022, according to a memo to elected officials from Riverside Village Manager Jessica Frances. The key to that deal, it appears, is the