Watch now: Bloomington recreational cannabis dispensary could open by end of the year | Politics



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Remnants of the former Slim Chickens, 118 Keaton Place in Bloomington, were still on site as of Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. City Council approved a permit for Jushi Holdings Inc. to open Beyond/Hello, a cannabis dispensary, in the building that has been vacant since March.




The Beyond/Hello location in Normal was broken into in July. Police released a video with the timestamp of 3:09 a.m. on July 1 that shows a glass door being broken and three people inside the Beyond/Hello, 501 Northtown Road.

Wang said if their construction schedule goes as planned, they could open the new location by the end of the year.


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The dispensary, formerly known as The Green Solution, was acquired by Jushi in January. A spokesperson for the company said they currently operate 10 locations nationwide.The Normal location has been taking online and phone orders to control the number of customers in the store to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. Similar precautions would be followed at the new Bloomington location.



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The former Slim Chickens, 118 Keaton Place in Bloomington, is seen Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. The Bloomington City Council approved a permit for Jushi Holdings Inc. to open Beyond/Hello, a cannabis dispensary, in the building that has been vacant since March.




“Depending on how things look by the end of the year or whenever we open our doors it will probably look very much like what we do at our Normal location in terms of putting a focus on online orders, doing curbside pickup and doing everything we can to make sure we are keeping social distance and cleaning and sanitizing,” said Wang. He added that the company plans to work with local officials to prioritize safety.