ROTHESAY – The Cannabis NB store for the Rothesay area is under construction near the Superstore and NB Liquor outlet at the top of the Marr Road– ensuring that consumers can get their pot, munchies and drinks for Saturday night all in one place.
The government had announced the location of the store in late January. It will be one of 20 locations throughout the province when recreational marijuana use is legalized sometime this year.
The locations were chosen based on population demographics, liquor sales transactions, and traffic patterns. The locations were also chosen to ensure distribution and accessibility provincewide and to ensure they were at an appropriate distance from schools and daycares.
In an e-mail, NB Liquor Communications Officer Mark Barbour said the scheduled completion date for the store is September 1.
Here is a complete list of the 20 stores that will open across the province:
Greater Moncton: Choice Properties – 165 Main St. (Superstore complex); Mapleton Holdings Inc., 40 Wyse St. (near Costco); Perfection Realty, 780 Dieppe Blvd.
Greater Saint John: Loblaw Properties Ltd., 168 Rothesay Ave. (Superstore complex); Plazacorp Property Holdings; 87 Landsdowne Ave. (the north end mall area near Shoppers and Tim Hortons); Choice Properties Ltd. Partnership., 77 Marr Road, Rothesay.
Fredericton: Dalin Investments Inc., 435 Brookside Dr.; Cordova Realty Ltd., Woodside Lane.
Oromocto: Heron Enterprises Inc. – 16 Commerce Dr.
Bathurst: Choice Properties – 640 St. Peter Ave.
Edmundston: Choice Properties Ltd. Partnership., Victoria Road.
Miramichi: Plazacorp Properties Inc. – 2540 King George Hwy.
Sackville: Castlemount Properties Inc., Wright Street.
Shediac: Choice Properties Ltd. Partnership., Main Street.
Sussex: Plazacorp Properties Inc. – 138 Main St.
St. Stephen: Cordova Realty, the intersection of Route 3 Old Ridge Road and Route 1.
Richibucto: JPR Estimating Services Ltd., Allée de la Cooperative
Tracadie: PRO REIT Acquisition Inc., 3528 Principale St.
Perth-Andover: Heron Enterprises Inc., Tribe Road.
Campbellton: 045317 NB Inc., 157 Water St.