Dispensary wants to demolish and rebuild Beverly building
Plans for a dispensary to locate at 350-354 Rantoul Street will likely delayed as owners ask officials in Beverly for permission to demolish the existing building. The structural damage was more extensive than previously imagined after the new owners conducted an in-depth inspection. As one of two marijuana businesses approved to open in the City Reverie 73 hoped to open the Rantoul Street location this summer. The company originally promised to renovate the structure built in the late 1800’s.
In a letter to the Historic Districts Commission an attorney for the owners described restoring the building as “prohibitively expensive” and that construction of a new building is preferred. If a building is considered historically significant by the Historic Districts Commission the demolition would be delayed for up to one year. The Commission will make a determination on the matter at an upcoming meeting.