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The big news on Needham St is that the soon-to-be-vacated premises of Radio Shack in the Marshalls Plaza will soon be converted into a marijuana dispensary.

Says Chamber of Commerce president, and mayoral candidate Greg Reibman “This is a game changer.  We’ve been working to get the right mix of diverse retail businesses in the area and the lack of a pot store was an obvious and gaping hole in the retail landscape.”.

Says Reibman “This is a huge plus for the development of the N2 Innovation Corridor.  Many of the tech companies we’re hoping to attract employ a younger workforce that tend to have a higher concentration of the kind of medical problems that the dispensary addresses …. if you know what I mean”