Community board representing Glendale and Ridgewood set to evaluate 9 applications for cannabis dispensaries

The Community Board 5 office is located at 61-23 Myrtle Ave. in Ridgewood.
Photo by Anthony Medina

Nine businesses that are looking to open licensed cannabis dispensaries in the Ridgewood/Glendale section of Queens will be going before a Community Board 5 committee next week in their quest for approval.

The board’s Liquor License and Cannabis Committee will be reviewing the applications during its first meeting of the year at the Keenan Heiser Brewery American Legion Post, in Glendale, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 3.  The committee will then make a recommendation to the full board, which will take a vote at a later date. The board’s decision is advisory, with the state making the ultimate determination.

The locations for new proposed retail cannabis dispensaries are as follows: 

  • 83-34 Woodhaven Blvd, in Glendale (Retail Dispensary)
  • For 70-24 Myrtle Avenue, in Glendale (Retail Dispensary)
  • For 88-50 Myrtle Avenue, in Glendale (Retail Dispensary)
  • For 64-29 Myrtle Avenue, in Glendale (Retail Dispensary)
  • For 56-34 Myrtle Avenue, in Ridgewood (Retail Dispensary)
  • For 60-42 Myrtle Avenue, in Ridgewood (Retail Dispensary)
  • For 465 Onderdonk Ave in Ridgewood (Retail Dispensary)
  • For 58-45 47th Street, in Maspeth (microbusiness)
  • For 54-10 Flushing Avenue, in Maspeth (Retail Dispensary)

The applicants will be allowed to present their proposals to the public and the committee, according to CB 5. 

Residents will be given an opportunity to speak regarding the proposed locations and depending on the number of speakers, individuals will be limited to 2 or 3 minutes of speaking time. The number of speakers will be limited.

For additional information, or to register to speak in advance, please call the CB 5 office at 718-366-1834 or send an email to qn05@cb.nyc.gov.

CB5 has received over 20 applications– including the nine going before the committee next week—for legal adult-use cannabis dispensaries since June.

For additional information regarding New York State’s Office of Cannabis Management regulations for Adult-Use Retail Dispensaries, see its fact sheet at cannabis.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2023/10/au-retail_0.pdf.