Cannabis retailer, ‘YSS by Solo’ or ‘YSS’, will open their first Canadian location in Vermilion, Alberta within the next couple of weeks. In their final stages of construction, YSS is anticipating completion of the Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis Commission (AGLC) inspection and licencing process within the first week of November.
Lloydminster and Vegreville locations will also be among the first YSS locations in Canada, opening later in November. Aldershot Resources Ltd. (doing business as Solo Growth Corp.), is a publicly traded company on the TSX-Venture Exchange under the symbol ‘ALZ’. The retail store fronts will operate under the YSS brand. They are expecting their Calgary and Edmonton locations to open in December, and noted that locations in Ontario cannot open until April 1, 2019 as per Ontario’s retail cannabis announcements earlier this year.
“Vermilion is our very first location! We are really excited about bringing our vision of cannabis retail to your community,” said Stephanie Bunch, CA - VP Finance & CFO for Solo Growth Corp.
According to Bunch, the founders and management bring 22 years of experience in controlled substance retail through liquor retail at Solo Liquor stores.
“Due to the success of Solo Liquor in serving Vermilion and the surrounding area, we will be bringing that same commitment in our YSS cannabis retail store; which will be located beside Solo Liquor in Vermilion. We look forward to growing our relationship with the community, and are looking to hire locally. Anyone interested in working at YSS can review our job postings at yssbysolo.ca. Applicants are required to be AGLC Qualified Cannabis Workers, having completed an AGLC SellSafe Course and a criminal background check. Ensuring that people will have a responsible and safe experience with cannabis is very important to us,” said Bunch.
Driven by retail principles focused on convenience for consumers, value, and providing a positive retail experience, Solo Growth’s objective is to service a variety of locations from rural towns to big cities. YSS by Solo stores aim to provide a welcoming and comfortable space, as well as provide educational information, and offer quality products at competitive prices.
“YSS in Vermilion will offer a wide variety of cannabis products and accessories, and our staff will be there to help guide new and experienced consumers alike,” said Bunch.
She went on to say that they are looking to provide the community with a sense of assurance by providing safe access to cannabis. For more information, you can visit http://www.aldershotresources.com/.