Cresco Labs opened its tenth Illinois dispensary in Naperville. The adult-use Sunnyside dispensary is located at 2740 W. 75th Street, one of the busiest shopping areas in Naperville, a western suburb of Chicago.
“Our retail platform continues to outperform because we put such a premium on finding the right location for our stores, and Naperville is another example of opening a new location in the heart of one of the city’s most vibrant retail spaces—on the same block as Costco, Whole Foods and Starbucks. We are normalizing the cannabis shopping experience,” said Charlie Bachtell, Cresco Labs’ CEO and co-founder. “With the opening of Sunnyside Naperville, we are proud to be the first cannabis operator to reach ten dispensaries in Illinois. This milestone and the acceleration of our store growth this year is a reflection of our differentiated strategy and our best-in-class ability to execute it.”
Illinois is one of the most robust cannabis markets in the country where state retail sales are on an annual run rate of more than $1 billion. Sunnyside retail stores continue to command an outsized share of the market.
Sunnyside Naperville will employ nearly 40 people in the nearly 8,400-square-foot dispensary featuring 12 points of sale. Adult-use customers can browse live inventory, place online orders through Sunnyside.shop and pickup orders in-store.
In Illinois, Cresco Labs has 10 operating stores in the River North and Lakeview neighborhoods of Chicago; Chicago northwestern suburb of Schaumburg; villages of Elmwood Park and Buffalo Grove in Cook County, the most populous county in the state; northern cities of Rockford and South Beloit, which is near the Wisconsin border; city of Champaign in central Illinois; and city of Danville in eastern Illinois near the Indiana border.
The Company has 20 operating stores in six states, including Illinois, Arizona, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts.