WALTHAM, MA — A new adult-use cannabis dispensary could soon be coming to Waltham, but not quite yet.
At Monday’s City Council meeting, one-half of the Cal Verde Naturals ownership group, Steve Tomasello, shared plans for a new Main Street dispensary.
The company already has two provisional licenses in the state, with one in Marlborough and the other in Belmont. Steve Tomasello estimated that the Belmont location will open in April.
As he explained, Cal Verde’s brand is “high-end,” and the company is woman-owned. Tomasello is the vice president, while Kelly Tomasello, his wife, operates as the CEO and a third partner, Emma Thurston, is the COO.
The property they’re hoping to open a dispensary in sits at 1250 Main Street or, as the attorney pointed out, near Steve’s Pizza. A zoning oddity on the lot features a residential zone line that runs through the property, however, no portion of the dispensary’s plans include using any of that portion of the property.
Cal Verde plans to demolish the current building on the property and design their store from the ground up, Tomasello said.
The company’s Director of Security, Mike Allen, told councilors that he’d been involved in the build-out of over 25 dispensaries in Massachusetts,