Article by Bruce Head, Kawartha Now
Downtown Peterborough is about to get its second legal cannabis store.
According to a media release on Monday (August 10) from parent company Friendly Stranger Holdings Corp, Happy Dayz at 291 George Street North is set to open on Thursday, August 13th — although the store’s signage hasn’t been updated and a sign still reads “opening soon”.
Friendly Stranger Holdings Corp has acquired three cannabis-related brands — Friendly Stranger, Hotbox Shop, and Happy Dayz — and plans to open 15 licensed cannabis retail stores by the end of 2020 with five more by April 20, 2021, according to the media release.
“We started this year with a strong growth mindset and the goal of being one of the largest cannabis retail players in Ontario,” says Friendly Stranger Holdings Corp president James Jesty. “We opened three new Friendly Stranger cannabis retail stores in the first half of the year and, despite setbacks from COVID-19, continue to expand.”