It’s time for the second wave of the Ontario cannabis retail lottery which is to be drawn in August 2019. Much like 6-8 months ago, this already has thousands of retailers looking to tie up a commercial retail space for lease and we are receiving inquiries every day from potential cannabis retailers.
With the rules of the lottery being known in advance this has forced retailers to be more selective of the properties they pursue for submission. We still expect landlord’s to potentially want some form of compensation for tying up the unit, and, with the abundance of retailers trying to compete the landlord is going to pick the tenant that caters to their interests the most… just something to keep in mind (you retailers know you have a lot of competition right?).
We currently have a limited number of retail listings available in St. Catharines of the Niagara Region that may be suitable for cannabis retail, below is information and links for each.
One of the most desirable retail locations in the city of St. Catharines is Fourth Avenue. With the high traffic count, amenities, and nearby highway access this is a very desirable area of the city. The two listings we have available are in the links below:
With highway exposure and make a little bit of cosmetic improvement you could have retail space with QEW highway exposure at 10 Dunlop.
This last one is located in the West end of St. Catharines and is in close proximity to the Go Train station, just in case you want a store that can cater to commuters ; )
Feel free to reach out and ask questions about the properties. If you’re a cannabis retailer looking to lease retail space within the city let us know if these locations are worth submitting as soon as possible.