Article by Richard Leitner, Stoney Creek News
The potential proliferation of pot shops in Stoney Creek continues with plans for one next door to the Beer Store by Fiesta Mall.
An application before the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario seeks to open a Nirvana Budz store in the Pizza Pizza strip plaza at 141 Hwy. 8.
A 15-day public commenting period ended on Aug. 6 and the proposed cannabis shop’s storefront and sign are in place.
Among five stores awaiting provincial approval in the lower Stoney Creek, Nirvana Budz is already advertising online for store clerks, or “budtenders,” at $15 to $16 an hour, but a website provides no details on the company or owners.
An email sent to an address listed on the website was returned as undeliverable, while a call to the phone number went to voicemail and didn’t get a response prior to publication.
The lower Stoney Creek area presently has one cannabis shop, The Hunny Pot at 40 Centennial Pkwy. N., across from Eastgate Square.
A Mihi shop at the Winona Crossing Shopping Centre and Toke store in the plaza at the northwest corner of Barton Street and Centennial Parkway North are also before the AGCO.