The store is located in the Spruceland Shopping Centre at 737 Central Street West, Prince George.
“As the third government-run cannabis store in Prince George, the Spruceland Mall BCCS is well-positioned to join its two counterparts in Pine Centre Mall and Westgate SmartCentres,” said Kevin Satterfield, Director of Retail Cannabis Operations, Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB), in a news release. “We look forward to serving our customers in the community for many years to come.”
The 6,178-square-foot store will be staffed by six full time employees supported by five auxiliary employees. Staff will employ a strict two-ID check for people who look under 30, which ensures only those over the age of 19 enter the premises.
The store team will also be complying with orders and guidelines handed down by the Provincial Health Officer with the goal of protecting the most vulnerable, employees, customers and other visitors to the store. Aside from those with a medical exemption, all customers and visitors are required to wear a face mask while in the store. Physical distancing measures will be enforced and all common surfaces will be cleaned frequently.
BCCS are operated by the LDB, which is the sole wholesaler and public retailer of non-medical cannabis. It contributes over $1.1 billion annually to the province, providing funding for vital public services like health care and education.