The building at 7621 Roosevelt Road is on the Oct. 20 Zoning Board of Appeals agenda for a medical cannabis dispensary conditional use.

There’s another proposal for a Forest Park medical cannabis dispensary in the hopper for 7621 Roosevelt Road, Forest Park Health and Safety Department Head Steve Glinke confirmed Friday.

Two other companies will apply for conditional use recommendations at the Oct. 20 ZBA meeting. The sites are 7228 Circle Ave., proposed as St. Fiacre’s by Linda and John Cibula; and 7501-11 Roosevelt Road, proposed as Green MC Meds, operated by Evan Hilton. 

The company at 7621 Roosevelt is called Curative Health, LLC and it is registered to a home in Northfield. The owner of the house, on the 300 block of Lockwood Ave., is Colin Moynihan. Moynihan’s profile describes him as Chief Financial Officer at Dan’s Great Outdoor Store and owner of a retail business consultant at a company called Bluebird Analytics, LLC.

The site housed the former Bagat Brothers knife sharpening shop, a restaurant cutlery maintenance company, for almost 100 years.

The property is adjacent to Nadeau’s Ice Sculptures.

“That’s wonderful news, I guess,” said owner and neighbor Jim Nadeau. “Wait till I tell [employee and ice artist] Hawk about this.”

Nadeau said he was a supporter of medical cannabis, having lost his wife Joan to cancer in January.

“Joan had never smoked marijuana in her life and some friends brought her some, but she refused to try it, because it was illegal.”

“I’m clearly for [medical cannabis]. I think it’s a wonderful thing,” he added. “I might open a junk food snack shop next door.”

Moynihan did not return an email Friday asking for comment.


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