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Proposed CBD coffee shop in Dinkytown faces legal problems

Hideaway and Wally’s Falafel and Hummus owner Wally Sakallah originally planned for his newest business, Cosmic Bean Dispensary, to sell drinks and food infused with CBD oil. But this would be a “critical violation” of the Minneapolis Health Department food codes, said Daniel Huff, environmental health director with the health department.


CBD drinks to bring new energy to Dinkytown

Cosmic Beans Dispensary will sell energy drinks, mostly coffee and tea, along with desserts made with cannabidiol, or CBD, oil. The store, a concept by Hideaway smoke shop and Wally’s Falafel and Hummus owner Wally Sakallah, will occupy the storefront that currently houses Chatime tea house. Chatime will move to a location on 14th Avenue Southeast in Dinkytown in November.


Regents discuss uses for recently-purchased land in Prospect Park

The University of Minnesota Foundation Real Estate Advisors, who purchased parcels of land near campus in June, presented their progress and ideas for the area to the Board of Regents at Friday’s meeting. UMFREA is working with investors, stakeholders and students to identify the best uses for the area, said UMFREA managing director Sarah Harris.