Lease signed at Vancouver’s third pot shop
RWZ LLC, the company that won two lottery spots from the Liquor Control Board for marijuana stores in Vancouver, has signed the lease for its first Vancouver pot shop.
It may be the third store in the city to open, following Main Street Marijuana and New Vansterdam, which both opened in July.
Two other stores are also slated for the city, but haven’t returned calls from The Columbian asking for updates. The city is approved for six stores total.
The new store from RWZ LLC will be called “The Herbery” and will be located in 164th Plaza in East Vancouver, said James Mullen, the chief operating officer.
“We’re planning on opening sometime between Thanksgiving and December 15,” Mullen said. “Our second store is still a work in progress, but it’s coming along.”
The company is hoping to have a good variety of more common strains when the store opens, he said.
“With the full outdoor crop about to be harvested I think there will be an abundance to choose from,” Mullen said. “We want to have a good selection, but we don’t want to overdo it at first.”
The Herbery also hopes to stock shelves with edibles in early January, he said.
“We’re talking to one group that’s building a kitchen in the area,” Mullen said.
There’s another new store working toward opening in Battle Ground, but hasn’t finished the licensing process yet. The owner of that store said he will discuss details with The Columbian soon, but wanted to stay off the record for now.
And one other store, Sticky’s on Route 99, has been licensed for Clark County, but because of the ban on marijuana businesses in unincorporated parts of the county, the store isn’t able to stock marijuana yet, owner John Larson said.
Larson’s store is moving toward opening first as a head shop while it wants for the courts to determine whether county bans are legal, Larson said.