The nuEra marijuana dispensary opened to customers Thursday, the second such dispensary in Aurora.
The store at 1415 Corporate Blvd., off Farnsworth Avenue, is next door to Chicago Premium Outlets, and 420 feet from the Farnsworth interchange with Interstate 88.
It is the third adult-use only facility for nuEra, which also operates such dispensaries in Champaign and Pekin. It runs medical marijuana facilities in Chicago, Urbana and East Peoria.
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The license for the Aurora facility is actually a secondary license — known as a plus-one — to the Chicago medical marijuana facility. Using the secondary license allowed nuEra to get open quicker, officials said.
To celebrate its opening, nuEra set special 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. hours for Thursday and Friday.
Aurora officials will join with company leaders in a ribbon-cutting and grand opening event at 9 a.m. Friday in front of the store.
“We are preparing an amazing menu with an incredible array of products from Illinois’ best producers — flower, cartridges, edibles and more,” said Jonah Rapino, marketing director for nuEra. “There will be something for everyone, and our budtenders are ready to educate and assist.”
This opening date was unsure even as late as two weeks ago, when