Trugreen Solutions is one step closer to opening a cannabis retail outlet in the Village of Cumberland.
At Monday’s council meeting, the company was issued a Temporary Use Permit to operate their business at 3276 Third St. The TUP will be valid for three years with the option to renew for another three years. But the business isn’t nearing a grand opening yet.
According to Village chief administrative officer, Sundance Topham, Trugreen Solutions will need a valid business licence from the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch to move forward.
“Now that council has agreed to a Temporary Use Permit, the Village will be contacting the province and letting the province know that the business or the referral is something that the Village is supportive of,” he said. “That will move forward their process with the province who are issuing the licence.”
Once the province has given the go-ahead, the Village will also have to issue a business licence.
“[The business] will give people the opportunity to buy what they want without having to leave the community, so I think it’ll be a benefit,” said Topham. “The Village, especially that area, is a pretty vibrant area already, so it’ll just add another option for people when they’re looking to shop.”
Trugreen Solutions has also submitted an application with the Village for a Heritage Alteration Permit in order to make changes to windows and doors at the Third Street location.
Though there are many variables at play, Topham says the store may be open for business in the spring.