One of only three retail locations slated for Ottawa, Hobo’s launch comes on the heels of the province’s new cannabis retail model

OTTAWA, April 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hobo Recreational Cannabis Store (“Hobo”), the new cannabis venture from hospitality company, Donnelly Group, today announces the opening and launch of its first retail store in Ottawa’s Centretown neighbourhood. Located at 391 Bank Street, Hobo’s Centretown location is one of only three cannabis stores set to open in Ottawa this year.

Following its inaugural Ottawa launch, Hobo will expand nationwide, with 8 locations set for British Columbia, including Vancouver’s popular Main Street.

“This is a really exciting day for all of us, as Canada takes another step forward in the era of post-prohibition cannabis. The opening of Hobo’s first retail location in Ottawa not only marks Donnelly Group’s place in this movement, but amplifies the impact we’re set to make on the community and retail cannabis industry,” said Harrison Stoker, Vice President of Brand and Culture at Donnelly Group. “We’re focused on making the cannabis buying experience disarming, compassionate and human for Canadians everywhere, regardless of their experience level. To have the opportunity to bring that knowledge and passion to the nation’s capital first, through the thoughtful selection of product, design and team members, is an opportunity we couldn’t be more grateful for.”

Hobo Recreational Cannabis Store is a Canadian collection of privately-owned retail cannabis stores. Drawing inspiration from the literal and figurative journey that one might embark on in their own mind while consuming cannabis, Hobo is dedicated to creating great gathering places for communities across Canada while fostering the sense of wanderlust and travel that resonated so strongly with the brand, in Canada’s cannabis culture. Each store has been thoughtfully outfitted to include design nuances that are a nod to the location’s aesthetic and neighbourhood’s flavour.

“What an exciting time for Ottawa as we welcome our first ever recreational cannabis retail store. We’ve secured ourselves a fitting location in our nation’s capital – particularly in Centretown, which, as part of the downtown core, already has a cannabis culture that is alive and well,” said Jex Woods, General Manager at Hobo’s Bank Street store. “We’re excited to be welcomed by and into the neighbourhood, and to begin building relationships with the popular pubs and coffee shops that the Centretown community loves and frequents.”

Today, Hobo’s Bank Street location officially opens up to Ottawa’s cannabis enthusiasts who now have the opportunity to select and purchase from five cannabis intents: Move (THC dominant), Lift (THC leaning), Balance (equal parts THC to CBD), Calm (CBD dominant), and Rest (THC dominant). Hobo’s Ottawa store is located at 391 Bank Street and is open for business at 10am ET today.

About Hobo Recreational Cannabis Store

Hobo Recreational Cannabis Store, a Donnelly Group venture, is a Canadian collection of privately-owned retail cannabis stores with locations in B.C. and Ontario set to open starting April 2019. As a testament to Hobo’s commitment to the consumer experience and making the cannabis buying experience disarming, compassionate and human, each of Hobo’s nine locations will employ a contemporary aesthetic rooted in simple, functional design and feature a well-considered product range and frictionless technology. Hobo Recreational Cannabis Store plans to hire over 200 retail positions in the coming months. For more information, visit https://hobo.ca.