Photo by Dan Scheffey
In recent weeks, workers have been gut-renovating the vacant storefront on the SE corner of First Avenue and 10th Street.
And now, as if anyone will be surprised, it turns out that the new business will be a cannabis/CBD shop, another in the many that have popped up in the past year... and that is not legal.
Last week, Mayor Adams and DA Bragg started cracking down on illegal storefront operations by targeting the landlords.
The city's third legal cannabis shop — aka Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary — opened on Monday at 62 E. 13th St. just west of Broadway.
The previous tenant on this corner, the E. 10th St. Finest Deli, closed in December 2020.
H/T Steven and Steven Walker, who also shared photos from this corner