Leading Cannabis Retailer Opens New Provincial Market
EDMONTON, AB, July 23, 2020 /CNW/ – Fire & Flower Holdings Corp. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Fire & Flower Inc. (collectively, “FFHC”, “Fire & Flower” or the “Company”) (TSX: FAF) (OTCQX: FFLWF), today that it has received the Approval in Principle (“AIP”) from the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (the “LCRB”) of the province of British Columbia for two cannabis retail stores located in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Receiving the AIP is one of the final steps required for licensing cannabis retail stores in the province of British Columbia, and the receipt of the AIPs presents a clearer path for the Company’s entry into this new market.
The AIPs come upon the LCRB completing its eligibility and suitability assessment of Fire & Flower and the Company was found to be “fit and proper” for the purposes of receiving final licenses upon satisfactory inspection of the finished stores in accordance with the AIPs.
Fire & Flower is very pleased to be entering the province of British Columbia in the key urban market of Vancouver. We have been poised to launch stores in the province for some time as part of our national growth strategy.
Trevor Fencott, Chief Executive Officer of Fire & Flower
It is encouraging to see the province of British Columbia move forward with additional cannabis retail licenses. The issuance of additional licenses is a key step in the eradication of the illicit cannabis market and licensing in the province is an important step in the growth of the legal cannabis industry.
Once opened, the Vancouver Fire & Flower stores will be located at:
- 2231 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, and
- 2570 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Opening dates and times of the Vancouver Fire & Flower stores will be announced on the Company’s website at www.fireandflower.com/locations/ and through social media at the earliest opportunity.
The Company continues to pursue additional licensing opportunities and currently has secured real estate in key markets within the province of British Columbia.
About Fire & Flower
Fire & Flower is a leading purpose-built, independent adult-use cannabis retailer poised to capture significant Canadian market share. The Company guides consumers through the complex world of cannabis through education-focused, best-in-class retailing while the HifyreTM digital platform and SparkTM program connect cannabis consumers with the latest cannabis products and deliver cutting edge insights into evolving consumer behaviours. The Company’s leadership team combines extensive experience in the cannabis industry with strong capabilities in retail operations.
Fire & Flower Holdings Corp. owns all issued and outstanding shares in Fire & Flower Inc., a licensed cannabis retailer that owns or has interest in cannabis retail store licences in the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario and the Yukon territory.
Through its strategic investment with Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., the Company has set its sights on the global expansion as new cannabis markets emerge.
More information on Fire & Flower can be found at www.fireandflower.com.