Less than 24 hours after Natural Selections marijuana dispensary cleared a major regulatory hurdle in Watertown, another pot shop has pulled out of the application process.
Alterative Therapies Group was set to present their plan to the Watertown community this week for a proposed site at 36 Arlington St. Now, ATG has cancelled an informational community meeting, which was slated for 7 p.m. tonight. ATG has been operating the state’s very first medical marijuana dispensary in Salem since June 2015.
The proposed facility would have been located on the upper level of the building at 36 Arlington St., occupying approximately 5,000 square feet.
According to Watertown Director of Community Development & Planning Steve Magoon, the property owner of 36 Arlington Street may have pulled the plug on the project.
“I believe the property owner has decided to go in a different direction in terms of future use of the building,” Magoon wrote in an email.
Watertown Senior Planner Andrea Adams said the planning officials don’t know who’s decision it was to discontinue the project.
“We heard from the owner and then got in touch with Mr. Chris Edwards of ATG and got an email back saying they would be cancelling the meeting since they would not be pursuing the license,” she said.