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Public notice now open for Tokyo Smoke Collingwood cannabis shop

The former Ashanti Coffee has already been rebranded with the Tokyo Smoke logo, but a licence hasn't been granted by the AGCO yet
Formerly Ashanti Coffee, 510 First Street has been earmarked as a future retail cannabis store under the chain: Tokyo Smoke.

Tokyo Smoke, a cannabis retail chain, has applied for a provincial licence to open a cannabis store in Collingwood at 510 First St., formerly Ashanti Cafe. 

The building has already been signed with the Tokyo Smoke brand, and "now open" decals remaining covered but still visible from the street. 

For each retail licence application filed to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), there is a two week period where the province will receive objections or submissions regarding the application. 

The deadline to file an objection or a submission related to the application is June 22.

If approved, Tokyo Smoke will be the eighth proponent to apply for a licence to open a store in Collingwood.

The cannabis stores already open include: Treetz on First Street, Best Buds Forever on Hurontario Street, Spiritleaf on Balsam Street, Stash and Co on Balsam Street, Cannoe on Hurontario Street, and Sessions on Hurontario Street. 

Value Buds, which applied to open at 70 First Street (former KFC building) has passed the public notice period, which ended Jan. 4, but no further status updates were posted by the AGCO on their application.

If an objection is filed, the applicant receives a copy of the objection and can work with the AGCO toward a resolution.

The AGCO may then review the applicant’s original submission at a hearing or may call a public meeting where the person filing an objection may participate.

You can find out more information about the AGCO cannabis retail store licence process here.

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