Branching Out in Controlled Substances…….

The New Westminster-based private liquor store chain JAK’s Beer Wine & Spirits, a fourth-generation family business that operates 16 liquor stores throughout British Columbia, is entering the retail cannabis industry with the introduction of Muse Cannabis Stores Ltd.   With its almost 40-years of experience in retailing controlled substances and its strong financial position, JAK’s feels that it is uniquely positioned to participate in the non-medical cannabis industry.  The Muse Cannabis Store will feature quality cannabis brands and related accessories in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere.  The company’s initial plan calls for eight stores in British Columbia. Two have already received formal approvals and are opening in a street front location at 3039 Granville St. in Vancouver’s South Granville community and at The Village plaza at 2253 South Island Hwy in Campbell River on Vancouver Island’s east coast.  Mike McKee, CFO and Director of Real Estate, is targeting suitable 2,500 to 3,000 square foot locations in densely populated urban areas and growth oriented suburban markets. Greg Soucie at Grass Ridge Realty has been retained to handle the real estate search in British Columbia.

top_bannerCategory:  Cannabis/Lifestyle Accessories
Chain Banner: Muse Cannabis Store
Company Name: Muse Cannabis Stores Ltd.
Head Office Address: 517 – 7th St., New Westminster, British Columbia V3M 3L6
Tel:                                                    Fax: 694/526-7959
Email:                                               Website:
Principal Use:
Specializing in cannabis and related accessories.
The 38-year old JAK’s Beer Wine & Spirits group opens first Muse Cannabis Stores in 2019.
No. of Locations:
Initial plans are 8 stores, Two confirmed to open shortly
Areas of Operation:
British Columbia
Types of Locations Preferred:
Centres, Malls, Streetfront, Freestanding, etc.
Size Required:
2500 to 3000 sq.ft.
Special Requirements:
Densely populated urban areas, growth oriented suburban markets, suitable distance from schools, hospitals, daycares, etc.
Business Type: Corporate
Company Contacts: 
Geoff Dear – COO
Mike McKee – CFO, Director Real Estate (778/881-1524
Matt Kettlewell – Director Purchasing
Real Estate Representatives: Grass Ridge Realty, 12656 – 55th Ave., Surrey, British Columbia V3X 3M7 (Greg Soucie – 604/598-1684

Franchise Representatives:
Parent Company:
JAK’s Beer Wine & Spirits, New Westminster, BC
Related Retail Chains:
JAK’s Beer Wine & Spirits
Last Report:
Developers & Chains #1839