CAMH Votes on Flann O’Brien Site

The Community Alliance of Mission Hill (CAMH) met virtually on June 16, where it viewed a presentation about a new cannabis dispensary and voted on the old Flann O’Brien’s property. Around 26 members of the public attended.

1441 Tremont Street

Jody Mendoza and Richie Pena appeared before CAMH to pitch their idea for Team Green Mission Hill, a cannabis dispensary at 1441 Tremont St.

 Mendoza and Pena touted their Boston roots. Their proposed dispensary would be about 1,000 square feet, and would include industry standards for security, such as a vault, metal walls and ceiling, 24/7 surveillance, and an interior obscured from the street. Industry leader Sira Natural is currently mentoring the team.

Team Green would create around twenty new jobs that pay a living wage. Eighty-five percent would be Boston residents, with a focus on minorities and those impacted by cannabis criminalization. Employees would enjoy free or reduced childcare, transport vouchers, and microloans to cover urgent needs.

 The team received a Provisional License by the Cannabis Control Commission, and certifications from the City’s Equity Program and the State’s Economic Empowerment program.

 Team Green’s closest competition would be Raices on the Hill at 123 Terrace St., a mere five-minute walk away. But the couple emphasized that theirs is a unique business model and wished Raices “the best of luck.”

1619 Tremont St. (Former site of Flann O’Brien’s)

The CAMH membership voted on a proposal by MH Tremont LLC to convert the former bar Flann O’Brien’s into a restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. The company would also manage rental properties above the restaurant. Sadly, the iconic statue of Flann O’Brien has to go. Seventy-five percent of meeting participants voted to approve the project. Nineteen percent opposed it and six percent didn’t vote

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