Cannabis Retail Guide: City Cannabis Co., Fraser Street, VancouverDaniel BettridgeFebruary 12, 2019
It’s unlike any other pot shop you’ve ever visited, a carefully-crafted space that’s designed to reflect the city it’s set in and the people who live there.
“In the new world of legal cannabis, our vision is shaped by a desire to erase the stigma and change the perceptions around cannabis and its consumers,” says City Cannabis Co.’s founder Krystian Wetulani, and that’s something you cannot help but feel after a visit to this location.
You’ll find style and substance in equal measure at this amazing Fraser Street oasis.
City Cannabis Co. is known for their aesthetically appealing stores and the Fraser Street outlet certainly doesn’t disappoint.
There’s a relaxing vibe the second you walk through the door and that’s no accident. Indeed the modern space has been designed to make customers feel at ease, providing a safe informative space to shop in whether you’re new to cannabis or a lifelong user.
“We’re trying to create a kind of cookie-cutter model“ explains Wetulani. “The aim is to provide a very similar feel for customers no matter which location or market they’re in.”
Outfitted with crisp white walls, gorgeous reclaimed wood, one-of-a-kind neon pieces, and a splash of natural greenery—the store offers an oasis of tranquility that aims to elevate the cannabis shopping experience.
The Vancouver company pre-dates legalization in Canada by five years and it shows in the expertise of the highly-trained team. “We’re really focussed on our staff training,” says Wetulani. “Our staff are there to make customers feel like they’re attended to, they’re somebody who can answer your questions and guide you to the best product to suit your needs. Sort of like an Apple Store Genius would do.”
In its opening weeks, the store is still experimenting with what varieties to offer. “We plan to eventually have a set line of strains, but for now we’re seeing what works and listening to the feedback of our staff and our customers and going from there,” Wetulani tells Leafly.
Though you will find a small selection of ancillary items and accessories, you should expect the cannabis to take centre stage at the Fraser Street store. As Wetulani explains: “We want to make sure that we have plenty of room for the products first and foremost rather than stuffing it with stuff that you can get anywhere else.”
What You Should Know
City Cannabis Co. on Fraser Street gets busiest between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. when people are on their way home from work. That’s especially true of Fridays when people are stocking up for the weekend, so be sure to plan your visit accordingly.