Danville City Council Approves Third Dispensary 9-4; Clearing the Way for Cooperative Effort with Casey’s for Brand … – Vermilion County First


ABOVE: State license holder for the planned Mariworks LLC/NuEra cannabis dispensary Charles Williams (left) listens to the City Council along with NuEra Chief Operating Officer Laura Jaramillo Bernal.

The path has been cleared for a third cannabis dispensary in Danville.  But in listening to parties such as Mayor Rickey Williams, Jr; Alderman Jon Cooper, and Vice-Mayor Tricia Teague prior to Tuesday night’s 9-4 Council vote; what the vote actually did was clear the way for development south of I-74 and Lynch Road that’s been stuck in neutral for a long time due to lack of infrastructure.

The proposal calls for cannabis licensee Mariworks LLC to build a NuEra cannabis dispensary, and have those parties pay for four acres of the new infrastructure; two for their dispensary and two others that could be used for quick service restaurants.  The other five acres of infrastructure would be paid for by Casey’s, for their planned truck stop at the site.

Michael Mervis, from property owner Vermilion Real Estate Development, said they’ve wanted Casey’s to come for a long time, but Casey’s simply could not foot the bill for all the infrastructure work.  Mayor Williams stated that yes inded, Casey’s approached the city about

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