Many Hermon residents were surprised earlier this month by the news that a medical marijuana medical dispensary had leased space next door to Fresco Market in Monterey Plaza, the shopping center that serves as commercial hub of the small community. But only a week later, the owner of the planned Monterey Care Collective abruptly canceled those plans during a neighborhood meeting attended by 145 residents as well as representatives from Council District 14, LAPD and the City Attorney, reports community activist Wendi Riser.
The owner, according to Riser in her email newsletter, said he was not aware that his Hermon store would be within 1,000 feet of schools. The owner “had said if our community did not support his business being here, he would not open – and he kept his word,” said Riser.
EGP News reports that the pot shop owner, Gor Mikhitar, was frustrated over the conflicting information he got about opening a dispensary in the city.
Now, with the pot shop out of the picture, what’s going to go into the 7,200-square-foot space once occupied by an adult day care center? The LoopNet listing has a few suggestions:
It is suitable for Medical office and clinic, fitness club, banquet hall, Dancing class,cocktail lounge, night clubs, Kid or Adult entertainment, Bank.”