Muse Cannabis plans to open shop on Vancouver’s Main Street

The location used to be the site of the now closed August Market specialty grocery.

Muse Cannabis currently operates three retail stores in Vancouver.

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Muse Cannabis has applied to open a new Vancouver store on Main Street.

The shop will occupy the site of the former August Market speciality grocery.

August Market closed its doors at the end of October last year.

Thrive Liquor & Cannabis Advisors filed the application for a development permit at 3958 Main Street on behalf of Muse Cannabis.

The cannabis retailer currently operates three stores in the city.

Muse Cannabis is a sister company JAK’s Beer Wine Spirits, which owns liquor stores in B.C.

The application seeks permission to change the use of the site from grocery to cannabis store.

The proponent is also asking for a relaxation of city rules regarding the location of weed shops.

In Vancouver, cannabis stores should be in a commercial zone, and at least 300 metres away from schools, community centres, neighbourhood houses, youth facilities, and other cannabis shops.

The Muse Cannabis application noted that there is a school 147 metres to the northeast.

Meanwhile, the Little Mountain Neighbourhood House is 25.8 metres away across Main Street.

“It would be the applicant’s intent to request a relaxation to the school distancing buffer and the neighborhood house buffer criteria when reviewing the proposal,” stated the operational letter prepared by Thrive Liquor & Cannabis Advisors.

City hall will accept comments from the public about Muse Cannabis’ application until January 26, 2022.

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