Green Thumb Industries opens its first recreational marijuana store in Naperville Thursday, October 8.
Rise Naperville, formerly known as 3C Compassionate Care Center, is scheduled to open at its original 1700 Quincy Avenue address.
Rise Naperville will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
According to GTI, a national cannabis consumer packaged goods company and owner of Rise and Essence retail stores, profits from first-day sales will go to a local anti-hunger agency.
Rise Naperville is the eighth Green Thumb store to offer adult-use cannabis in Illinois, joining Rise Canton, Rise Effingham, Rise Joliet, Rise Mundelein, Rise Niles, Rise Quincy and 3C Joliet.
“We worked hard to offer adult-use cannabis sales in Naperville and are excited to meet new customers while continuing to serve our (existing medical cannabis) patients,” said Ben Kovler, Green Thumb founder and chief executive officer. “We have been proud members of the Naperville community since 2016 and will remain good neighbors, creating jobs and tax revenue and making a positive impact through our corporate responsibility programs.”
According to GTI, Rise Naperville has been remodeled and expanded to ensure ample space to accommodate the existing medical-use community and the new recreational customers.
After initially voting to prohibit recreational sales in January, Naperville City Council reversed position three months later March, after an election referendum indicated a majority of voters favored recreational marijuana sales.
As a vertically integrated company, Green Thumb also owns and operates two manufacturing facilities in Rock Island and Oglesby, both of which are undergoing capacity expansion to meet increased demand in Illinois with ample supply of its award-winning branded products, including Dogwalkers, incredibles, and Rythm.
“The community has joined in thoughtful deliberation, a city-wide referendum, and consideration on all sides of the adult use recreational cannabis discussion,” said Naperville Mayor Chirico. “In the end, we have demonstrated our commitment to fostering a dynamic business environment and expanded economic opportunity in our city. I look forward to celebrating the grand opening of Rise Naperville and welcoming adult use recreational cannabis to Naperville.”
Illinois dispensaries sold $67,648,362.14 in recreational cannabis products in September.