While the locations for New Brunswick cannabis stores were only recently announced, the province is moving full steam ahead, completing design plans for the retail cannabis properties expected to open this summer.
On Feb. 15, 2018, Finance Minister Cathy Rogers and Brian Harriman, president and CEO of NB Liquor, revealed the design plans at 165 Main St. in Moncton, one of the 20 Cannabis NB retail locations, as reported by CBC News.
Cannabis NB store designs revealedhttps://t.co/JVF9B2kuZj pic.twitter.com/1YuDE5rzQy
— Government of NB (@Gov_NB) February 15, 2018
“Our store design has incorporated many best-in-class features in the cannabis retail space,” said Brian Harriman, president and CEO of NB Liquor, in a press release. “We have a great deal of experience in the retailing of a controlled substance, and this design will allow us to retail in an educational and responsible manner, while still delivering the best customer experience in the country.”
As captured in a photo shared on Twitter by Tori Weldon with the CBC, New Brunswick cannabis stores will have refined design elements, more reminiscent of Apple stores than head shops.
Minister Cathy Rogers unveils new Cannabis NB store design. pic.twitter.com/jJxQEKZY7V
— ToriWeldonCBC (@TWeldonCBC) February 15, 2018
Each cannabis store will be approximately 3,000 sq. ft., consisting of reception, retail and office space, as well as a bank-style storage vault.
The government of New Brunswick will finalize its retail cannabis pricing scheme as the province gets closer to opening day.