Stoney Creek’s Heritage Highlands shopping area eyed for weed shop

News Apr 23, 2020 by Richard Leitner Stoney Creek News

Upper Stoney Creek’s Heritage Highlands shopping area is among three locations for proposed new pot shops in Hamilton, joining the queue of another 14 stores awaiting provincial approval – including one at The Attic pizzeria.

An application to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario seeks approval for a Sessions Cannabis store next door to the Chimney Cake Shop in the plaza at the southwest corner of Stone Church and Upper Mount Albion roads.

The public has until May 2 to file comments.

The other new applications are for The Grass Hut in Westdale Village and Spiritleaf in downtown Hamilton.

Stoney Creek presently has one pot shop, Tokyo Smoke, near the liquor store at the northwest corner of Upper Centennial Parkway and Rymal Road East.

While the AGCO continues to take new applications, its website states no new store authorizations will be issued until the province lifts an emergency order that closed cannabis shops’ retail spaces to customers during the coronavirus pandemic.

That’s stalled three proposed Stoney Creek stores whose 15-day comment periods have ended – mīhī in the Winona Crossing Shopping Centre, The Hunny Pot Cannabis Co. near Eastgate Square and Neku Cannabis at The Attic.

The Attic application, which seeks to convert the pizzeria’s dining area to cannabis sales, is opposed by the area’s councillor, Chad Collins, and neighbours still upset by a former illegal shop run out of a neighbouring home owned by the eatery.

Dave Long, who lives north of The Attic, said he distributed 80 petitions to 40 homes on surrounding streets and got 62 back in time to submit them to the AGCO by an April 10 deadline.

He said he has nothing against The Attic or cannabis shops, but the pizzeria is the wrong spot because it borders on a residential neighbourhood and children walk by on the way to area schools.

“We have actually lived it,” Long said of problems with traffic and parking congestion and boorish customer behaviour by the illegal shop.

Collins said he formally opposed the application, including the petitions and other letters objecting to the store in his submission.

The city licensing staff and police also submitted comments, although they weren’t shared with him, he said.

“In my informal discussions with them, they were both aware of the history of the property next door and were going to incorporate the matter in their responses,” Collins said.

The Attic owner Ned Kuruc, who is also seeking a licence for a Neku Cannabis shop in Hess Village, told the Stoney Creek News the illegal shop in the home he now uses for his mortgage consulting business has “nothing to do” with his proposed store.

He said Neku Cannabis will meet all provincial regulations, including those regarding distance from schools, security and the sale of only prepackaged cannabis.

Stoney Creek’s Heritage Highlands shopping area eyed for weed shop

Coronavirus order pauses Attic pizzeria application

News Apr 23, 2020 by Richard Leitner Stoney Creek News

Upper Stoney Creek’s Heritage Highlands shopping area is among three locations for proposed new pot shops in Hamilton, joining the queue of another 14 stores awaiting provincial approval – including one at The Attic pizzeria.

An application to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario seeks approval for a Sessions Cannabis store next door to the Chimney Cake Shop in the plaza at the southwest corner of Stone Church and Upper Mount Albion roads.

The public has until May 2 to file comments.

The other new applications are for The Grass Hut in Westdale Village and Spiritleaf in downtown Hamilton.

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Stoney Creek presently has one pot shop, Tokyo Smoke, near the liquor store at the northwest corner of Upper Centennial Parkway and Rymal Road East.

While the AGCO continues to take new applications, its website states no new store authorizations will be issued until the province lifts an emergency order that closed cannabis shops’ retail spaces to customers during the coronavirus pandemic.

That’s stalled three proposed Stoney Creek stores whose 15-day comment periods have ended – mīhī in the Winona Crossing Shopping Centre, The Hunny Pot Cannabis Co. near Eastgate Square and Neku Cannabis at The Attic.

The Attic application, which seeks to convert the pizzeria’s dining area to cannabis sales, is opposed by the area’s councillor, Chad Collins, and neighbours still upset by a former illegal shop run out of a neighbouring home owned by the eatery.

Dave Long, who lives north of The Attic, said he distributed 80 petitions to 40 homes on surrounding streets and got 62 back in time to submit them to the AGCO by an April 10 deadline.

He said he has nothing against The Attic or cannabis shops, but the pizzeria is the wrong spot because it borders on a residential neighbourhood and children walk by on the way to area schools.

“We have actually lived it,” Long said of problems with traffic and parking congestion and boorish customer behaviour by the illegal shop.

Collins said he formally opposed the application, including the petitions and other letters objecting to the store in his submission.

The city licensing staff and police also submitted comments, although they weren’t shared with him, he said.

“In my informal discussions with them, they were both aware of the history of the property next door and were going to incorporate the matter in their responses,” Collins said.

The Attic owner Ned Kuruc, who is also seeking a licence for a Neku Cannabis shop in Hess Village, told the Stoney Creek News the illegal shop in the home he now uses for his mortgage consulting business has “nothing to do” with his proposed store.

He said Neku Cannabis will meet all provincial regulations, including those regarding distance from schools, security and the sale of only prepackaged cannabis.

Stoney Creek’s Heritage Highlands shopping area eyed for weed shop

Coronavirus order pauses Attic pizzeria application

News Apr 23, 2020 by Richard Leitner Stoney Creek News

Upper Stoney Creek’s Heritage Highlands shopping area is among three locations for proposed new pot shops in Hamilton, joining the queue of another 14 stores awaiting provincial approval – including one at The Attic pizzeria.

An application to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario seeks approval for a Sessions Cannabis store next door to the Chimney Cake Shop in the plaza at the southwest corner of Stone Church and Upper Mount Albion roads.

The public has until May 2 to file comments.

The other new applications are for The Grass Hut in Westdale Village and Spiritleaf in downtown Hamilton.

Related Content

Stoney Creek presently has one pot shop, Tokyo Smoke, near the liquor store at the northwest corner of Upper Centennial Parkway and Rymal Road East.

While the AGCO continues to take new applications, its website states no new store authorizations will be issued until the province lifts an emergency order that closed cannabis shops’ retail spaces to customers during the coronavirus pandemic.

That’s stalled three proposed Stoney Creek stores whose 15-day comment periods have ended – mīhī in the Winona Crossing Shopping Centre, The Hunny Pot Cannabis Co. near Eastgate Square and Neku Cannabis at The Attic.

The Attic application, which seeks to convert the pizzeria’s dining area to cannabis sales, is opposed by the area’s councillor, Chad Collins, and neighbours still upset by a former illegal shop run out of a neighbouring home owned by the eatery.

Dave Long, who lives north of The Attic, said he distributed 80 petitions to 40 homes on surrounding streets and got 62 back in time to submit them to the AGCO by an April 10 deadline.

He said he has nothing against The Attic or cannabis shops, but the pizzeria is the wrong spot because it borders on a residential neighbourhood and children walk by on the way to area schools.

“We have actually lived it,” Long said of problems with traffic and parking congestion and boorish customer behaviour by the illegal shop.

Collins said he formally opposed the application, including the petitions and other letters objecting to the store in his submission.

The city licensing staff and police also submitted comments, although they weren’t shared with him, he said.

“In my informal discussions with them, they were both aware of the history of the property next door and were going to incorporate the matter in their responses,” Collins said.

The Attic owner Ned Kuruc, who is also seeking a licence for a Neku Cannabis shop in Hess Village, told the Stoney Creek News the illegal shop in the home he now uses for his mortgage consulting business has “nothing to do” with his proposed store.

He said Neku Cannabis will meet all provincial regulations, including those regarding distance from schools, security and the sale of only prepackaged cannabis.