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First Mason County pot shop approved


The state Liquor Control Board issued a license for a recreational marijuana shop in Belfair last month. It was the first retail marijuana license issued for Mason County.

The store, called Ganja Vita, is planned for 23441 NE Highway 3, across the street from the Harrison Medical Center clinic.

Owner Erica Weick said she’s waiting on final county approval to open. She hopes the high-visibility location will keep business brisk.

Mason County has become a hot spot for growing operations — 13 producers have been approved so far (see map). Three were approved in December alone.

Retail has been a different story. The state will allow up to five shops in the county, including one in Shelton. But Weick said zoning restrictions made it challenging to find a suitable space for a shop.

The state received 20 retail applications and 47 producer applications for Mason County. Seven recreational marijuana businesses have been approved in Kitsap County.

Bonds sought for Belfair senior housing

A company is seeking tax exempt bonds to help it buy and renovate two senior housing apartment complexes near in Belfair.

The properties are the Ashford House and Belfair House on Highway 3.

Preservation Portfolio Associates is seeking up to $3.5 million in revenue bonds through the Washington State Housing Finance Commission to offset the $6 million cost of buying and rehabilitating the properties. A hearing on the proposed bond issuance will be held Dec. 18 in Seattle, according to a legal notice.

The two apartment complexes total 48 units. A portion of those homes will be set aside as low-income housing, according to the notice.

John L. Scott acquiring Reid Real Estate in Kitsap

imagesJohn L. Scott Real Estate has entered into an agreement to buy the Kitsap County offices of Reid Real Estate.

John L. Scott will acquire Reid’s Bremerton, Port Orchard and Silverdale locations according to a news release. Reid Real Estate owner Jerry Reid will maintain his Mason County office in Belfair.

Reid founded his company in 1967. There are now more than 45 brokers working at Reid Real Estate offices in Kitsap.

“Jerry Reid set the standard for professional real estate service in Kitsap County and the real estate market would not be where it is today without his leadership for nearly 50 years,” John L. Scott CEO J. Lennox Scott said in the release. “It will be exciting to see two great teams join together to continue providing Kitsap County with quality real estate service.”

Reid said he also felt good about the sale.

“John L. Scott is a company that is a fixture in the Northwest,” he said. “I can trust that my colleagues, who have been instrumental in helping to build Reid Real Estate over the last 47 years, will be in capable hands.”

The transaction is expected to close Sept. 26. We’ll have more on the acquisition soon.