Aritcle by CBC News
The drywall is up, cabinets are about to go in, the majority of staff is hired, and in less than two weeks, London’s first legal cannabis retail store will open for business.
The store is among seven that could spring up in the west region. A total of 25 companies in Ontario are eligible to operate pot shops.
Construction is now underway at its location at Wonderland Road and Oxford Street to get the doors open by April 1st. If Central Cannabis fails to open by then, it will face steep fines from the province.
Jon Conquergood is the CEO of Ontario Cannabis Holdings, which has been hired by Central Cannabis to get the doors open on time. He is confident they will meet the deadline.
“We’re just past the drywall stage in terms of the construction on the interior. We have all the cabinetry to go in later this week, but we’re fully on schedule to have all the major construction done by Monday or Tuesday of next week and we’ll be ready to open the doors on April 1st,” said Conquergood.
Product has been ordered and should arrive by the middle of next week, he added. Most of the 45 staff have also been hired.