A rendering of the proposed dispensary off U.S. Highway 6 and Rasor Drive near Keystone.
Zack Becker/Courtesy rendering
A Montezuma family is planning to open a marijuana dispensary in the Keystone area next year, but there is a group of residents who are strongly opposed to the idea.
The Becker family is proposing a new dispensary called The Tree Line off U.S. Highway 6 on Rasor Drive next door to the Mountain View Plaza, which houses Loveland Pass Liquors & Market and Dos Locos Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, among other businesses.
The family said it is hoping to create a new resource on the east end of the county, facilitating an easier marijuana-buying experience for residents in Montezuma and Keystone and for visitors.
“There’s a pretty big gap in the market here and an underserved community that doesn’t really have access to retail cannabis products, unless they want to do a 20- to 30-minute round trip into Dillon or Silverthorne,” Zack Becker said. “That draws both residents and visitors to Keystone out of the community; it pulls them away from the local businesses and takes revenue directly out