Fine Fettle files complaint with Superior Court

Fine Fettle challenges Old Saybrook over zoning denial

A few weeks ago the town of Old Saybrook denied a proposal from a Connecticut cannabis company to open a recreational dispensary in town. The company is now fighting back with an appeal in Superior Court. Officials voted 3 opposed, 2 in favor to deny Fine Fettle’s proposal to locate at 233 Boston Post Road. At the time, concerns centered mostly around the potential for traffic, whether parking is adequate, and if the business could handle the demand. The Police chief had also warned that the smell of marijuana that would fill the air.

Ben Zachs, CEO of Fine Fettle, had assured Old Saybrook officials that the store could manage customer flow by running on an appointment only basis. The site has ample parking based on aerial images of the site with over two dozen parking spaces in total. According to reporting from CT Examiner the company says in its complaint that claims made by the Zoning Commission were not backed up by evidence. Without this evidence Fine Fettle says that the denial was arbitrary and an abuse of the Zoning Commission’s discretion.

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