Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd., a Canadian company establishing a national network of retail cannabis stores under its Spiritleaf brand, announced that its first corporate-owned retail cannabis store in Calgary’s downtown Beltline district will be opening today (Wednesday, June 26) and its second corporate-owned retail cannabis store is expected to open in Edmonton’s Old Strathcona community on Whyte Avenue on Friday, June 28. The Company also announced that its initial franchised retail cannabis stores in British Columbia located in Castlegar and Vernon are expected to open in the coming week.
“We are extremely pleased to be opening two corporate retail cannabis stores just before the Canada Day long weekend to serve customers in high-profile locations in Calgary and Edmonton. Introducing the Spiritleaf brand to the British Columbia market with franchised stores opening in the communities of Castlegar and Vernon is another important milestone as we will be the first national retail brand to accomplish this in the province. I’m proud of our Spiritleaf team and our ability to open and support the operation of retail cannabis stores in multiple markets as this illustrates our proven and effective system of building out stores, training knowledgeable staff and delivering a premium in-store experience for customers,” said Darren Bondar, President and CEO of Inner Spirit.
The new Spiritleaf retail cannabis store locations are noted below. Please visit www.spiritleaf.ca for more information, including operating hours.
- Spiritleaf Calgary (Beltline) – 1136 10 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta
- Spiritleaf Edmonton (Old Strathcona) – 10134 82 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta
- Spiritleaf Castlegar – #114, 1502 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, British Columbia
- Spiritleaf Vernon – #102, 2500 53 Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia
The Company has franchise-owned or licensed retail cannabis stores already operating in Brooks, Lethbridge, St. Albert, Calgary (Stonegate) and Edmonton (Argyll), Alberta; Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; and Kingston, Ontario.
Additionally, in Alberta, four corporate locations and five franchise locations are in the current Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (the “AGLC“) licensing queue, with an additional five corporate location and 18 franchise location applications under development. In British Columbia, a Spiritleaf franchise partner has received municipal licensing approval and provincial approval in principle for a store in Maple Ridge with three additional franchise locations awaiting final approvals.