BY SAWYER BOGDAN GLOBAL NEWS
Posted March 3, 2020 2:45 pm
-- Friendly Stranger cannabis retail store opens in London, Ont., at 1135 Richmond St. Sawyer Bogdan / Global News
* * *
With the official opening of London’s fourth cannabis store, the Forest City is becoming a bit of a hot spot for cannabis retail.
London is now tied with Burlington for third place for the highest number of retail cannabis stores in the province, with Toronto topping the list with 10 and Ottawa coming in second with five.
By comparison, Hamilton only has two, Kitchener has one and Woodstock has none.
“London is a good market, it’s a growing city with lots of retail and lots of opportunity,” said Friendly Stranger president James Jesty.
“Even just from a geography standpoint, the city is very spread out, so you’re not going to have stores, for the most part, on top of each other.”
Today was the official opening for Friendly Stranger cannabis retail store, located at 1135 Richmond St. just beside Western University’s Richmond entrance.