Cresco Labs opened two more Sunnyside dispensaries in Illinois. It’s sixth and seventh locations are at 369 Lynch Drive in the city of Danville and at 436 N. Clark Street in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.
As the first cannabis retail store to open in eastern Illinois, near the Indiana border, Sunnyside Danville is ideally positioned to introduce its portfolio of owned brands to the tens of thousands of people living in the region.
“We’re excited to bring the Sunnyside retail experience and introduce our house of brands to people living in eastern Illinois. This is our sixth store in Illinois and with additional cultivation from our recent expansion coming online throughout Q3, we are set to generate significant operating leverage and demonstrate the value of going deep,” said Charlie Bachtell, Cresco Labs’ CEO and co-founder.
Cresco completely renovated the adult-use only Danville location to showcase the Sunnyside retail concept. Designed to offer an educational and welcoming shopping experience with bright light, natural wood tones and sunny accents, the store has 4,800 square feet of space with over 10 points of sale and products divided by form and function.
The River North location is the first adult use store in Chicago. It is also the first of only seven dispensaries that the city of Chicago will license for the downtown area.
“We recruited and trained our team of wellness advisors from all over Chicagoland and look forward to catering to the wellness needs of the downtown community following the responsible shopping methods we developed in conjunction with state regulators,” Bachtell said.
Other operational Sunnyside dispensaries in the state include locations in Chicago’s Wrigleyville, Elmwood Park, Buffalo Grove, Rockford and Champaign. Three additional locations are planned for central business district in Chicago, South Beloit and Schaumburg.
Cresco has expanded its footprint to 215,000 square feet of total cultivation space across its three facilities in Joliet, Lincoln and Kankakee, with supply expected to ramp up through Q3. As a result of a focused, long-term investment in its distribution capabilities, Cresco’s wholesale distribution is one of the most robust in Illinois.