Marijuana grow operation proposed for closed JC Penney store

(MLive) Malls across the United States are seeking tenants to fill vacancies created as retailers close stores.

Shoppers will find offices, service businesses and schools amid traditional apparel stores - and, in one Michigan mall, a medical marijuana dispensary.

Now its owner wants to expand by establishing a marijuana growing operation in a closed JC Penney at the Copper Country Mall, just south of Houghton. Township officials will consider the request for the former anchor store in December.