C3 opened in August, but the city said its operations, near the Almond-Shuey neighborhood on Oakland Boulevard, violated city zoning laws.
In an interview with the Contra Costa Times, Bryan Wenter, assistant city attorney says that the city is not campaigning against medical marijuana by targeted this business for closure. Residents in Walnut Creek have plenty of other ways to get their pot.
“There are numerous other sources of medical marijuana in this county and other nearby counties . … There are also delivery services that come to Walnut Creek. … This is a land use matter.”
In the fall, before the club hosted its official Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce-attended grand opening, the city began fining C3 Collective $500 a day it was found opened. The city then filed a lawsuit in September, seeking a permanent injunction. The preliminary injunction is a first step in that process.
C3 leaders did not respond to the Times’ calls for comment. And, as I just drove by, the club appeared to be closed with No Trespassing signs posted out front.