A building once dedicated to higher learning will now be dedicated to getting people “high”. A new medical marijuana dispensary is rumored to be opening at the old “Library Building” located at 3229 Glendale Blvd. The site currently houses two businesses: California Casket Company (3229 Glendale Blvd) and California Sun Systems (3229 ½ Glendale Blvd). The rumored medical marijuana dispensary is expected to take the place of California Sun Systems and occupy 3229 ½ Glendale Blvd.
The historic old “Library Building” had originally housed Atwater’s public library for 36 years from 1953 to 1989 until it relocated to a larger building at the corner of Glendale Blvd and Revere Ave. After the library was relocated the building housed a few “mom & pop” businesses over the years, including Thousand Fabrics. The building then stood empty for a few years and feel into disrepair. In 2009, it got a much needed facelift after many years of neglect. The building was purchased and subdivided in 2009 by Amesbury Partners LLC, a partnership co-owned by Jeff and Leona Gardner which currently owns and rents commercial space on the site.