Owner of K-Mart’s former home exploring all options, including cannabis business

EUREKA – Eureka’s K-Mart has officially closed, and the building’s future is still up in the air.
The ‘Big K’ came down today after the 55,000 square foot building shut its doors for the final time Saturday.
Development Services Director Rob Holmlund said that the city is working with the property owner to explore all options moving forward.
Rumors that a cannabis business will be taking its place have been swirling in recent weeks.
However, the property lies in the coastal zone and the city’s cannabis ordinance has not been approved by the coastal commission.
Holmlund stressed that any marijuana-related development on the site would appear before the planning commission and undergo months of review through a public process.
Holmlund said, “It’s not just like cannabis businesses can go in a place overnight. To date we have no one applying to do anything in the Kmart building and while the property owner is looking at that as a possible future, to my knowledge he hasn’t talked to any cannabis businesses that are interested in moving in there.”