SPRINGFIELD – The recreational marijuana industry continues to grow as the Springfield City Council approved a special permit for a new dispensary during their hearings meeting on Oct. 25.
Attorney Isaac Fleisher spoke on behalf of Primus LLC’s request for the proposed space located at 666 State St. Fleisher explained how the previous restaurant space will be expanded to accommodate for more parking access. “This is a pretty large expansion of the current parking, and it’s accomplished by demolishing the pavilion in the back lot,” said Fleisher. The attorney also revealed that Primus ranked as the best petitioner during their lengthy Request for Proposal (RFP) process with Springfield.
Primus Managers Robert Kelly and Lamont Clemons spoke on behalf of their project. Both Springfield-natives discussed their backgrounds as residents who have proactively supported the community through volunteer endeavors. Kelly has worked as a youth coach, while Clemons shared his role as a former board member of the YMCA.
Kelly detailed how the project accomplished its planning stages as a social equity applicant. “I wanted to enter in the industry to provide an example of an equitable resident who is able to be involved,” said Kelly. He also stressed the