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Andersonville’s Marijuana Experts Set To Open New Location With 2X The Space

The Illinois marijuana industry has exploded since Andersonville’s Dispensary 33 first opened its doors six years ago at 5001 N. Clark and made history as the first of its kind in Chicago. The company is now poised to open a second location in the West Loop area that will provide twice the amount of space to distribute their products.

Back in 2019 when recreational marijuana sales became legal in Illinois, the law allowed any current  cannabis retailer an additional store and license for each one they had to legally sell weed. With final inspections from the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation needed by March 31 of this year, sellers rushed to secure their new locations or lose the new licenses which are valued at $10-$20 million.

Dispensary 33 secured their new storefront in West Town at Racine and Randolph Avenues. The new store and license will allow them to sell weed for recreational use only.

“We are excited to be in a new part of the city and get to know that neighborhood as well,” said Dispensary 33 Director of Marketing Abigail Watkins. “We hope that our Andersonville customers will come to the new store so the staff can see some familiar faces.”

The new location will offer about 3,000 sq. ft. of space for its retail floor and employee area which will include a much roomier break room, conference room, and storage. All in all, the new shop will be about double the size of the one in Andersonville. However, there are plans to expand the 5001 N. Clark location after the new West Town store opens.

“We put both our people and product first,” said Watkins about Dispensary 33’s success. “Our product buyers are always looking for the best possible quality and our customers regularly come in just to have a conversation about cannabis. We have a diverse clientele from many different cultures, but they have the love for cannabis in common. That they all come in and find that ground is really special.”

According to Watkins, they hope to open the West Town location this Spring.

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