Springfield’s west side officially has its first recreational marijuana dispensary.
On Thursday, Maribis held a grand opening for its new location at 3025 Lindbergh Blvd., which had been home to AMC Parkway Pointe 8 for more than 25 years.
The 27,000-square-foot movie theater closed its doors in March 2020, in response to the pandemic, and never reopened after initially opening in 1994.
“We’re really happy with the location,” said Maribis General Manager Dan Linn of his new dispensary located near Target, Walmart and an abundance of stores and restaurants on the city’s west side. “It’s in a very high visibility spot.”
Pink and turquoise lights line parts of the ceiling when customers enter what was previously the concession stand area of the theater, and is now the Maribis sales floor. Currently, the site takes up about two movie theaters. But Linn looks forward to seeing the evolution of the dispensary, which is already significantly larger than the company’s Grandview location that opened last summer.