Store Feature: Sherwood Park
This summer, Spiritleaf successfully opened a store in Sherwood Park, Alberta! This hamlet is located east of Edmonton and is part of Strathcona County. In 2016, the local population was 70,618 and continues to grow with new housing development such as the Centre in the Park. It is also home to Beaver Hills, a heavily treed boreal mixed wood forest that has recognition from UNESCO as an ecologically protected area.
Weird and wonderful fact: The Strathcona County region has one of the highest per capita horse populations in Canada and had a female-only volunteer fire brigade in the hamlet’s early days. Did you know that Sherwood Park was originally a satellite community developed to house employees of the Refinery Row industrial area in the 1950s? It is this concentration of oil refineries, mostly dominated by Imperial Oil and Suncor Energy, which are responsible for its local economy.
The owner of this Spiritleaf location looks forward to making deep connections with local consumers and fostering true community spirit. Read more below about Nicholas’s professional experience and his passion for Cannabis:
- What is your background?
I have worked in the Auto Industry for the last 13 years, with the last 6 years of that with Jaguar Land Rover and Porsche Edmonton. Primarily as an Internet Sales Manager over the last 10 years and with the last year as a Finance Manager.
- Where is your store located?
The store is located in Sherwood Park, Alberta. A beautiful and mature hamlet just east of Edmonton, only a 15-minute drive to Whyte Ave or Downtown Edmonton.
The store address is: #7, 52 Brentwood Blvd in Sherwood Park, Alberta.
- Why did you choose to open a Cannabis retail store-front?
I have been truly passionate about Cannabis as long as I can remember. As a medicinal patient for many years, I feel it is my true calling in life to share the benefits of Cannabis.
- What attracted you to Spiritleaf?
With Spiritleaf being a local Alberta company with the leadership team being fully invested in the success of each store was very important to me. I have the passion to run a Cannabis store, I needed help with the business side of things along with getting set up. Also, the look and feel of the Spiritleaf locations is exactly what I imagined. An upscale and classy place for people to get some excellent knowledge about Cannabis. The stores have a relaxed vibe, very tasteful finishes with earthy and rustic tones.
- Other interesting facts about you that the public should know?
I have been snowboarding for 20 years and still love it! As a kid, I loved all things science from bugs, to weather, to rocks. Also, I am a self-proclaimed math whiz, allegedly.