A group of religious and civic leaders plans to voice their opposition next week to a proposed pot warehouse and courier service in Grove Hall, a neighborhood made up predominantly of people of color.
“We understand the economic development portion of it. They want to create jobs,” Charles Muhammad of the Grove Hall Neighborhood Development Corp, said. “Well, let them open up a place on Newbury Street. How dare they try to set up shop here when 95% of the people on a Zoom community meeting were against it. That’s a smack in our face.”
Muhammad and others plan to hold a press conference on Tuesday in front of what used to be New Life Health Store and Nova Sheen, a dry-cleaning and carpet and flooring store at 415-417 Blue Hill Ave., one of the longest-standing, Black-owned businesses in the community.