Muse Cannabis Store applies to open new shop in Vancouver

The sister company of JAK’s Beer Wine Spirits currently operates two cannabis retail locations in the city

Muse Cannabis Store at 460 Granville Street.

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Muse Cannabis Store wants to open a shop in Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood.

The company has filed a development permit application for cannabis retail at 999 Denman Street.

Muse Cannabis Store currently operates two cannabis stores: 3039 Granville Street, and 460 Granville Street. The cannabis retailer is a sister company of JAK’s Beer Wine Spirits, which owns liquor stores in B.C. JAK’s has been in the liquor industry for many years.

John Kettlewell started the company with a pub in 1981, and later transitioned to liquor sales.

In the wake of pot legalization, the company moved to parlay its extensive experience in the highly regulated liquor industry into cannabis retail.

“Welcoming and well lit”

Thrive Liquor & Cannabis Advisors filed the development permit application with city hall on behalf of Denman Street Cannabis.

The application identified Paddy Mahony and Matt Kettlewell as owners.

Kettlewell, meanwhile, serves as a partner and director with JAK’s.

Moreover, the application stated that the cannabis store will employ about 12 to 15 people.

“While security and safety are the utmost of importance, guests will not be made to feel as though they are being monitored,” an operational letter stated.

In addition, the application noted that the cannabis retail’s environment will be “welcoming and well lit”.

“Guests will be able to browse within the space in a comfortable shopping environment,” the letter declared.

Family and community

The Muse website states the company is “all about family and community”.

As a family-run business, we plant roots in the communities we operate in. We are from BC—we live here, we are raising our families here, and our customers live here. We hike, we ski, we love great food and we support local whenever possible.

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