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Cleveland Circle bar Mary Ann’s could become a recreational marijuana shop

Brighton dive bar Mary Ann’s, as pictured in 2001. –Frank O’Brien/Globe Staff/File 2001

A proposal for a recreational marijuana shop in Brighton could transform Boston College-area dive bar Mary Ann’s into a cannabis retailer, with the possible sale of the building to new owners.

Happy Valley Ventures MA, Inc. has a contract to buy the bar from Greater Boston Bar Company LLC if it receives the permitting and zoning approvals to open the marijuana shop, Happy Valley Ventures founder Michael Reardon said.

Happy Valley Ventures has several other marijuana facilities already under construction, including a medical dispensary in East Boston and two larger multiuse facilities in Gloucester and Newburyport.

Mary Ann’s in Brighton. —The Boston Globe
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