Donnelly Group Launching Cannabis Retail Chain

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VANCOUVER — Donnelly Group, a Vancouver-based hospitality group, has unveiled a new cannabis retail venture. The company is set to open nine locations of Hobo Recreational Cannabis Store across B.C. and Ontario beginning in April.

The first Hobo location will launch in Ottawa on April 1, coinciding with the roll out of the province’s new private retail model. The remaining eight confirmed locations are slated to open in B.C.

“With two decades of consumer hospitality experience and regulatory know-how, Hobo Recreational Cannabis Store felt very natural for Donnelly Group,” says Harrison Stoker, VP Brand & Culture, Donnelly Group. “We’re dedicated to creating great gathering places for communities across Canada. The result of that dedication is a certain expertise in the areas of sourcing viable lease locations and navigating the regulatory framework around licensing. This has proved invaluable for our new venture, Hobo. Looking forward to the launch of our first nine retail locations in the coming months, our aim is to apply our experience to make the Hobo cannabis experience disarming, compassionate and, fundamentally, human.”

With an emphasis on delivering a modern, approachable cannabis browsing and buying experience, 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.

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