GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The prospect of two new retail marijuana shops in downtown Glenwood Springs, and possibly more on the way, is raising concerns about the impact on the city’s family-oriented tourism base.
Two recreational pot shops, one of which would be located next to the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue theater on Grand Avenue and is to include a marijuana edibles manufacturing kitchen, are before the city’s license hearing officer on Tuesday.
Operators of the Green Dragon on Devereux Road propose to open a second retail outlet at 919 Grand, formerly home to the Bayou restaurant, for sales to those age 21 and older. A second license is sought for marijuana products manufacturing at the same location.
“My main thought is, what is it we’re trying to represent to our tourists and the families that we attract here when the first thing they see are a bunch of pot shops and paraphernalia stores?” said John Goss, Vaudeville Revue owner and actor.