Genesis Farms – a South Dakota cannabis company – has its sights on bringing downtown Mitchell its first marijuana dispensary at a new location inside the Overtime Steakhouse building.
The former Overtime Steakhouse building that’s housed Mitchell restaurants and bars for decades could become a medical marijuana business in the near future.
After being denied from opening a dispensary on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Main Street in April, Genesis Farms — a South Dakota cannabis company — has its sights on bringing downtown Mitchell its first marijuana dispensary at a new location inside the Overtime building.
On Monday, an application for a conditional use permit to operate a cannabis dispensary at the 716 N. Rowley St. building came across the Mitchell City Council’s desk. If the conditional use permit is approved by the council at the Nov. 7 meeting, the former Overtime building would become the fourth dispensary location to clear all the city’s regulatory measures.
The company set out to bring downtown Mitchell its first dispensary over a year ago, after the city opened the application window. Emmett Reistroffer, who manages Genesis Farms, previously spoke of the advantages of opening a dispensary downtown — an area that isn’t saturated with dispensaries.
“We are really a retail store. So we fit in the downtown central business district,” Reistroffer said during a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. “We wanted to go downtown because that south area is very saturated.”