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March 1, 2021

Proposed Clinton cannabis operation buys two more Weetabix sites

Photo | Google The former Weetabix property on Cameron Street in Clinton

The same Fitchburg entity that's bought most of the former Weetabix manufacturing site in Clinton has now bought the remainder for $1.35 million.

The last sites the cereal and snack maker has sold are a nearly 80,000-square-foot warehouse at 99 Green St. and a small piece of the multi-building site that doesn't have a structure on it. 

The buyer of both sites, in deals that closed Feb. 2, is a limited liability corporation registered to Dmitriy Chebotarev of Fitchburg. The site has been proposed for a cannabis cultivation facility by an entity called The Hub Craft, which shares the same Fitchburg address as Chebotarev.

The same firm has bought four other parts of the former Weetabix site: a 210,000-square-foot main building and an adjacent building whose address, 1R and 3R Green St., is the site of the proposed cannabis operation. It also bought a more than 100,000-square-foot building at 20 Cameron St. Combined, those parcels sold for $4.6 million in deals that from last year.

The Hub Craft was given a provisional approval last August by the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. The cultivation site is planned to operate around the clock. The firm didn't respond to a request for comment.

Weetabix was bought in 2017 by Post Holdings, a company including Post cereal brands Honey Bunches of Oats and Shredded Wheat. A year later, it said it would close the Clinton site.

The 5.7-acre parcel at 99 Green St. was last assessed by the Town of Clinton at just under $1.7 million. The 1.2-acre site at 145R Green St. was last assessed at $7,200.

Weetabix has also sold a second former area site. A 45,000-square-foot warehouse site at 12 Industrial Drive in Sterling sold in 2018 for just over $2 million to GFI Partners, a Boston real estate firm.

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