The Michigan Marijuana Report says that Gage Cannabis Co. will host the grand opening of its Kalamazoo store & second COOKIES provisioning center in Michigan tomorrow (Saturday, Feb 27):
COOKIES, an international cannabis lifestyle brand founded by rapper and entrepreneur Berner, opened its first Detroit location in January 2020. Gage is COOKIES’ exclusive partner in the state and operates the only COOKIES stores in the Midwest.
Located at 2712 Portage Street, COOKIES’ Kalamazoo storefront is Gage’s seventh retail location in Michigan. It will carry the entire family of COOKIES offerings, including COOKIES, Lemonnade, Runtz, Powerzzzup Genetics, Minntz and Grandiflora product lines. The newest provisioning center extends access to quality cannabis products to customers throughout Western Michigan and regions bordering Lake Michigan, including Chicago, Ill. and South Bend, Ind. Throughout grand opening weekend, there will be raffles and promotional giveaways, and comedian and YouTube personality, Carlos Davis will be visiting the storefront. COOKIES in Kalamazoo will open at 9 a.m. ET and for curbside pick-up only.
The 3,000 sq. ft. retail location will create 30 new employment opportunities in Kalamazoo and is open to both medical and adult-use consumers. To further support neighboring communities, Gage has launched a nearly $1 million social equity program in the past year that will award grants up to $50,000 to cannabis entrepreneurs in 19 social equity cities designated by the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency.
“The Midwest is an important part of COOKIES’ overall expansion plan, and our partnership with Gage Cannabis has been integral,” said Berner, CEO of COOKIES. “We’ve seen tremendous demand from cannabis consumers in Michigan and the surrounding areas and look forward to continuing to serve them as our partnership grows with this second location.”