July 1, 2020 -PRESS RELEASE- Windy City Cannabis opened an adult-use dispensary July 1 on Chicago’s West Weed Street in Lincoln Park. Windy City is a Chicago-based business that serves locally grown products and services.
“Bringing Windy City Cannabis to Weed Street is a dream come true,” says Steve Weisman, CEO. “When we started out in 2014 with our original locations in the south suburbs, our goal was always to bring our inclusive and welcoming brand to Chicago proper, and we couldn’t think of a better place to launch that dream.”
The new location has created 33 new jobs, and the company said they are focusing on investing in the communities they serve, which includes inclusive hiring that will drive equitable, diverse growth opportunities within the cannabis industry.
Windy City said as a part of its mission, a portion of proceeds from opening day will be donated to the Brave Space Alliance, the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ+ Center located on the South Side of Chicago, dedicated to creating and providing affirming, culturally competent, for-us-by-us resources, programming, and services for LGBTQ+ individuals on the South and West sides of the city.
"Weed Street is not only a physical address, but a state-of-mind shared by cannabis connoisseurs, the newly curious and by our staff," the company stated in a press release. "Its welcoming, neighborly ambiance is brought to life with lively murals and comfortable touches to create a dynamic dispensary experience ... Customers can expect to be guided through their visit by knowledgeable patient counselors who are open to any and all questions and ready to educate with customized product recommendations."
The 1,100-square-foot dispensary includes four point of sale stations, and will be open seven days a week.