The former Culver’s restaurant at 501 Pingree Road in Crystal Lake is set to become a cannabis dispensary. | Photo: Google Street View.

The Crystal Lake City Council approved a marijuana dispensary in the building of a former Culver’s restaurant. It will be the second dispensary in McHenry County.

The petitioner for the dispensary is CL Dispensary LLC, which is looking to open a dispensary at 501 Pingree Road in Crystal Lake.

The building was a Culver’s restaurant that relocated in 2018 down the street to 400 Pingree Road.

The City Council’s Planning and Zoning Commission voted 4-3 to approve a special use permit for a cannabis dispensary during their Tuesday meeting.

The petitioners said the dispensary would sell recreational marijuana.

The Planning and Zoning Commission also granted a variation to reduce a 500-foot religious establishment buffer to a 350-foot buffer.

Tara Meyer, a representative for AmeriCanna Dream, said $1 million worth of improvements will be made to the vacant building and property.

The store will hire approximately 30 full-time employees, Meyer said.

Business hours will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on

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