Marijuana dispensary to go into Donnay Building
The former home of the Drunken Fry is set to become the new home of a medical marijuana dispensary.
A building permit application filed with the City of Oklahoma City shows plans to turn the property at 5100 Classen Circle into a medical marijuana dispensary under the project name “Classen Dispensary.” The work is part of an overall renovation effort to the building, according to Dan Govin, associate at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects.
“There's no plans to change the existing tenancies, except for the Drunken Fry, which is moving to a new location,” Govin said. “The Classen Dispensary will be in the Drunken Fry space. It is a medical marijuana dispensary.”
The estimated cost of the renovation is $200,000 for the 1,500-square-foot space. It occupies a corner of the Donnay Building, which was purchased in January for $1.3 million by Josh Thomas and Scott Mueller.
Other tenants include the Hi Lo Club and the Classen Grill. Thomas told The Oklahoman in January the property was being evaluated for development options.
“We're keeping the Hi Lo and everything as is,” Thomas said in January. “We're meeting with architects to see what can be done. We want to clean it up at first and get a good thorough evaluation of the property.”
Thomas did not return phone calls seeking comment about the plans for a dispensary.
CONTRIBUTING: Staff Writer Steve Lackmeyer