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Riverside trustees voted unanimously on Nov. 18 to approve selling property the village owns at 2710 Harlem Ave. in order to unlock a deal to bring an adult-use cannabis dispensary to the property immediately to the north at 2704 Harlem Ave.

The village will sell the narrow commercial parcel at 2710 Harlem Ave., which formerly housed a dry cleaning business, to Dr. Milad Nourahmadi, who owns the properties on either side of that parcel.

Nourahmadi has long been interested in acquiring the vacant village-owned parcel for parking for the strip mall at 2720 Harlem Ave., which Nourahmadi also owns and houses his Shining Smiles dental practice and other businesses.

2704 Harlem Ave., Riverside | Bob Uphues/Editor

The village has been reluctant to sell absent a plan that would include a retail sales tax-producing business. Nourahmadi now appears to have met that bar.

Nourahmadi’s plans to sell the property at 2704 Harlem Ave., which now houses a COVID-19 testing center, to Mint IL LLC, which intends to remodel the existing building and operate a dispensary there.

The tentative closing date for that sale is Feb. 4, 2022, according to Riverside Village Manager Jessica Frances. A call to Nourahmadi seeking additional comment was not returned.

Mint IL LLC lists its office address as 3816 Harlem Ave. in Lyons, which is actually a Cricket Wireless store. According to a corporate registry filing on the Illinois Secretary of State’s website, the managers of Mint IL LLC are Omar Fakhouri of Troy, Michigan; Joey Kejbou of Rochester Hills, Michigan; and Reinaldo Ramos Jr. of Chicago.

According to the online cannabis industry news website Grown In, Fakhouri is the owner of Michigan-based SkyMint, which they describe as “the largest chain of cannabis dispensaries in [Michigan].”

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