|The Doors opened Saturday for Prince Rupert's First Retail Cannabis|
location with the start of business for Clarity Cannabis
It's been a twisty, turning kind of road for those awaiting the arrival of the first Cannabis retail location for Prince Rupert, but after close to a year of planning and then working through regulations and civic bylaws, Clarity Cannabis finally made it to the finish line and opened the doors to their Third Avenue West location.
The much anticipated opening came Saturday morning at 10 AM with an enthusiastic crowd making their way through the heart of a pretty strong November storm to be the first through the doors to the newest retail business for the community.
Setting up shop in the old Manson's Jewellers location in the 500 block of Third West, the Prince Rupert storefront location underwent some significant interior renovations to provide for the new experience for the city's cannabis connoisseurs.
Store Manager Danielle Parnell was watching over the opening day activities on Saturday, greeting new customers and answering a range of questions about the plans for the Prince Rupert location.
Clarity Cannabis will be open seven days a week, with those who may wish to enter reminded to ensure that they have ID stating that they are 19 years of age or over.
You can keep up with any in store promotions and other notes from Clarity through the corporate website and Facebook page.
Some background on the cultivation of Clarity Cannabis and its Prince Rupert location can be found below:
October 25 -- Clarity Cannabis edges closer towards its big Prince Rupert reveal NCR
July 9 -- Summer of Renovations: Third Avenue West storefront location latest to see work underway NCR
March 29 -- Second Retail Cannabis location forwarded to the Province for final determination NCR
March 27 -- Clarity Cannabis to fill empty Third Avenue store
March 26 -- Prince Rupert Council signs off on second cannabis shop
March 4 -- Call for comments on Clarity Cannabis licence consultation ends March 14th NCR
From the last discussion of the topic of retail cannabis in June at City Council, two other retail proposals were working their way towards further progress and a potential opening, though little has been heard since on the fate of the government run BC Cannabis location at the BC Liquor store, or the proposed High Culture location for Five Corners.
You can review all of the current and past applications for Cannabis retail in the city from our archive page here.