LYNN, Mass. — A proposal for a new recreational marijuana shop in Lynn that would be located right on the Saugus town line is running into resistance after the neighboring city of Saugus filed a lawsuit to put a stop to it.
The proposed location, in the former O'Briens Pub at 829 Boston St. is in Lynn, but the building's parking lot is in Saugus, where recreational marijuana stores are prohibited.
The city argues most of the parking spaces, part of the building and an existing dumpster are all in Saugus, and that the store never addressed pedestrian or vehicle traffic along Boston Street in Lynn, which then continues as Lincoln Avenue in Saugus.
The lawsuit alleges the store has not made assurances that parking will not be taking place in Saugus.
In 2016, Saugus voted against allowing recreational marijuana stores in the city.
An attorney for the city of Lynn claims that despite the parking lot being located in Saugus, the retail store and customer parking are in Lynn.
Saugus sent Boston 25 News the following statement:
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