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Pot shop could be coming to Sycamore as couple looks to get permit for Oakland Drive location

David and Janice Tripp are looking to set up a dispensary at 2270 Oakland Drive, though the dispensary's approval would be pending Sycamore City Council approval along with approval from the state.
David and Janice Tripp are looking to set up a dispensary at 2270 Oakland Drive, though the dispensary's approval would be pending Sycamore City Council approval along with approval from the state.

SYCAMORE – A medical marijuana dispensary could be coming to Sycamore for the first time, as a couple hopes to present their plans to a city commission Monday for a special use permit.

David and Janice Tripp are looking to set up a dispensary at 2270 Oakland Drive, though the dispensary's approval would be pending Sycamore City Council approval along with approval from the state. There's only one permit available for the district, and the state determines who receives it.

The couple will go before the city's Planning and Zoning Commission at 7 p.m. Monday via a virtual meeting on zoom. To participate, head to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82305453977?pwd=VHpadCtHZElJc1YxSzloak9tSjhVdz09#success using the meeting ID 823-0545-3977 and passcode 755066.

According to Sycamore city records, the Tripps would also seek a recreational marijuana permit for their location.

To the west, the City of DeKalb has already approved two permits for pot shops, One could set up in The Junction Shopping Center, 818 W. Lincoln Highway, and is owned by NuMed Partners LLC, an Illinois-based medical and recreational marijuana dispensary with shops in Chicago, East Peoria and Urbana. The other, for Chicago-based BQ Enterprises in November for a shop at 700 Peace Road.

Per Illinois law, a dispensary can't be located within 1,000 feet from a school or daycare, and are also prohibited in a house, apartment, condominium, or area zoned for residential use, documents show.

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