It's springtime, which means that April 20 is just around the corner and British Columbians are getting antsy to celebrate their most beloved holiday. In celebration of marijuana appreciation day, Port Coquitlam's first ever Cannabis Store, Burb, will open later this month.
If you didn't already know, Port Coquitlam is nestled in the suburbs of the Greater Vancouver Area. The city is quickly becoming an emerging real estate market and home to thousands of residents. The area is developing like crazy with new retailers, craft breweries and other local businesses moving into the area in recent years.
Burb will be the first high-end cannabis store of it's kind to move into the city. It was only a few months ago that the city of Port Coquitlam began formally accepting applications for local businesses to open up marijuana shops in the city. This follows the announcement of cannabis legalization in Canada last fall.
For many months, the BC Cannabis store in Kamloops and the provincial government's website remained the only places for locals to purchase legal weed. In light of legalization, we've seen more luxury and chic cannabis stores opening up across Metro Vancouver.
Burb has definitely taken after the ultra-luxurious cannabis stores we've recently seen open in Toronto and even downtown Vancouver. With its minimalistic interior, elegant furniture and warm interior, it's definitely a place where newcomers would feel comfortable purchasing cannabis oils or hand-rolled joints.
Burb told Narcity that the 3,700 square foot space will sell select cannabis products through their licensing agreement with the government. On top of this, you'll also be able to buy Burb branded accessories, from grinders, papers and matches to brand named streetwear.
Burb will be located at 1502 Broadway Street in Port Coquitlam. The store is situated in a newly developed retail complex close to Starbucks, A&W and Iron Bowl restaurants. The grand opening is on Saturday, April 20 from 10 AM to 7 PM.
On April 20, their online website will also officially launch, where you'll be able to buy Burb branded clothing.
The Port Coquitlam store will Burb's flagship location. In addition to the opening, Burb plans to kickstart events in Vancouver and in Los Angeles in an effort to bring awareness of BC Bud across the border.