Hobo’s seventh location nationwide kicks off the company’s 15-store Ontario expansion plan
While there is never a perfect time to start a business or open a store, one can definitely be rolling the dice on certain occasions. Hobo Cannabis Company has stayed the course and rolled that dice today, announcing the launch of their newest store, located in the heart of the nation’s capital. Situated in Ottawa’s historic ByWard Market (121 Clarence Street), this 3,000 square foot space is the first store to open as part of the company’s 15-store Ontario expansion plan, which includes another Ottawa location in Merivale Mall in the city’s Nepean neighbourhood.
In support of Health Canada recommendations during the continued combat of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Hobo’s collection of stores, including the ByWard Market location, have taken extra precautions to ensure employee and customer safety, including the removal of smell jars and kiosks, increased sanitation measures, plexiglass dividers and limited staff and store traffic. Hobo has also encouraging all customers to take advantage of the Click & Collect program found on their website to help endorse a no-contact policy.
“We’re excited to return to the nation’s capital with the launch of the ByWard Market location,” said Harrison Stoker, Vice President at Donnelly Group. “As we focus on driving our rapid Ontario expansion efforts, we feel very lucky to have the opportunity to once again deliver a cannabis buying experience that’s not only compassionate, disarming, and human, but that prioritizes the health and wellbeing of our customers.”
Earlier this month the company rolled several sixes with respect to their Retail Store Authorization (RSA) applications, as they were granted six of the province’s first 15 allotted RSA’s from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).