News Update!!: Needles, CA: Needles City Council opposes proposal for a cannabis consumption cafe inside the old Denny’s restaurant.
Members of the Needles City Council opposed a proposal for a cannabis consumption cafe inside the old Denny’s Restaurant at 1400 J Street in Needles, California.
The proposal was presented in a presentation to members of the Needles City Council and the public in attendance by Aaron Barnes, and included a cafe, on-site manufacturing and distribution center.
The presentation that was finally presented was different from the documents that the City of Needles posted for the public, but Aaron Barnes updated presentation gave some more details, some examples how the inside of the building would look like, talked about how the business will be run and how this would create jobs.
The old Denny’s Restaurant, which sites between Interstate 40 and Motel 6, closed back on Monday, August 22nd, 2016 to the shock of many in the community and travelers when the sad news broke on ZachNews.
The old Denny’s restaurant had remained closed since, hoping another restaurant or business non marijuana related can come in, but so far no takers yet.
After Aaron Barnes presented his presentation, members of Needles City Council discuss the discretionary item and if this is something they are in favor of supporting or be against, and it didn’t take too long for members of the Needles City Council on how they feel about this proposal.
Members of Needles City Council opposed the proposed the location; some members saying that this type of business is too far into the future for the city, and stressed the need to save room for other non marijuana businesses; adding concerns over competition between non cannabis businesses and the cannabis consumption cafe renting places.
Needles City Manager Rick Daniels mention to members of Needles City Council that the City of Needles ordinance currently doesn’t allow cannabis consumption cafe, lounges or other places to consume cannabis.
At the end, members of the Needles City Council thanked Aaron for the presentation, and members of the Needles City Council continued on with the meeting.
You can watch the presentation at the Needles City Council Meeting at ZachNews on Facebook:
For more information regarding the Needles City Council Meetings, please contact Dale Jones in the City Clerk’s Office at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 345.
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