SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield City Council gave the green light to 6 Bricks marijuana dispensary’s new Main Street location.
The vote was for a special use permit. Councilor Jesse Lederman told 22News the council’s vote was unanimous in favor of the permit.The original 6 Brick’s location was at 250 Albany Street.
The vote was 12-0 for granting the permit to 6 Brick’s LLC. It plans to lease space on the first floor of The Republican building at 1860 Main St., as well as parking spaces, for retail sales and curbside pickup.
The approval follows a decision by Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno to approve a host community agreement for the marijuana business. It still needs final approval from the city and state before 6 bricks can open its doors.
Councilor Jesse Lederman said this would be a great way to get more business and jobs downtown as people continue to struggle with employment during the pandemic.
Lederman said, “We expect this to move forward swiftly and we are looking forward to seeing the second location open in the city of Springfield. The city needs the jobs that this site is going to bring. We also need the tax revenue. The City Council under my legislation has set up a very thoughtful way of making sure the revenue that comes in from this source is going to be sent on to neighborhoods that have been historically impacted.”
The dispensary is among other marijuana retailers in the area, including 311 Page Blvd and INSA.