Canal District leaders high on dispensary plans at former Widoff’s site

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For more than 100 years, Widoff’s Bakery on Water Street was the place to go to get your bulkies on Sunday morning. In the not-too-distant future, it could serve as a place to pick up your medical marijuana.

Representatives from Mayflower Medicinals, Inc., a prospective medical marijuana dispensary firm out of Boston, met with Worcester’s Canal District Alliance on Thursday, Dec. 3, to propose opening a dispensary at the former Widoff’s Bakery site at 129 Water St.

Mullen Sawyer, Canal District Alliance president, said, “We’ve been able to meet with the principals of the company to get a good sense of their business plans, their credentials and experience. They’ve been well-received by our community.”

The former home of Widoff's Bakery could become the site of the city's first marijuana dispensary.

Patrick Sargent / For Worcester Sun

The former home of Widoff’s Bakery could become the site of the city’s first marijuana dispensary.

Edward Murphy, principal of Baystate Investment Fund LLC, said his company and Mayflower Medicinals have met with both the Canal District’s business and neighborhood associations, and the response from those groups “has been surprisingly positive so far. We haven’t received much opposition.”


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