Article by Darren MacDonald, Elliot Lake Today
The owners of Greater Sudbury’s second cannabis retail store say they are working as fast as they can to open, with the goal to be operating as close to April 1 as possible.
April 1 is the first day retail cannabis stores can operate in Ontario.
It has been known for weeks that a location will open on Marcus Drive, a Highlife marijuana store linked to Anton Lucic, one of two winners of the cannabis store lottery for the right to open an outlet in Northern Ontario in April. The deadline for public comment period for that outlet was March 6.
The second store, owned by Saturninus Partners, will be located at 2019 Long Lake Rd., in the Four Corners business section, near the Shoppers Drug Mart store in the South End.
When contacted by Sudbury.com, Michael Colborne, one of the Saturninus Partners, said they are opening the shop under the Canna Cabana brand, and the shop will be modern and accessible.
“We are in the middle of construction of the store,” Colborne said. “We’re working hard. Hopefully it will be April 1st. We’re working very hard towards that.
“We feel very comfortable that it’s going to be a nice, big, modern store with lots of product and accessible to everybody. We’re really looking forward to helping the Sudbury market.”