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Potential pot, pasta shop shuffle in Aspen

Staff report

Stash, a recreational marijuana shop located at the Aspen Business Center, has applied to relocate its operation to 710 E. Durant Ave., near Jour De Fete and the Grog Shop.

The retail space it plans to move into is currently occupied by Homemade Pasta, another business in flux that's considering three different spaces in town, according to restaurant owner Martin Meineri. Prior to its most recent application with the Local Licensing Authority, Stash submitted a request to move into the building formerly occupied by Poppies Bistro Cafe, but Stash owner Garrett Patrick withdrew the application.

The new Stash spot would be smaller than its current store, but Patrick, who announced his intention to move into town months ago, said it's a much better location.

City Clerk Linda Manning said Patrick is expected to appear before state regulators Tuesday, when he will need to present an executed lease. She explained that the lease for 710 E. Durant Ave. is not official yet. Stash is tentatively scheduled for a Dec. 2 meeting with the Local Licensing Authority, but Manning said a date in January is more likely if there is no executed lease by Tuesday.

Manning said the City Clerk's Office has been in contact with Homemade Pasta about transferring its liquor license. She said a potential agreement between Stash and Homemade Pasta was "spur of the moment."