A marijuana store in suburban Chicago has opened with a liquor license attached to it.
Okay Cannabis and West Town Bakery Cafe + Lounge in Wheeling is a concept from The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group and CESAM – combining cannabis retail, baked goods, a cocktail bar and event space under one roof – that’s being billed as the first in Illinois and one of the few nationwide.
“We’re really trying to create more of a gathering place that people can make a part of their lives whether they are there to buy cannabis or not,” Scott Weiner, co-founder of the Fifty/50 group, said in a news release.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the ownership of Okay Cannabis, a social equity licensee, includes:
Majority owner Charles Mayfield, interim chief operating officer for Chicago Public Schools. Minority owner Ameya Pawar, an Indian American
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