There’s a new cannabis shop in Illinois, rooted in efforts to improve local communities and the lives of residents.
Curaleaf Comes to Westmont
The new shop is Curaleaf’s 10th retail location in Illinois and its 105th location nationwide.
The Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau and the Village of Westmont welcomed the new shop to the community with a morning ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by elected officials and members of the Westmont business community.
As part of the celebration, the new shop kicked off its grand opening by offering visitors 15 percent off their purchases.
“We’re thrilled to open our newest retail location in Westmont and look forward to continuing to develop meaningful connections within the community,” said Curaleaf Regional President Matt Darin. “Our commitment to delivering exceptional service and education at this new location is reflected in our suite of premium cannabis products and enhanced retail experience, and we look forward to welcoming customers and being a part of their cannabis journey.”
The new 4,700 square foot shop features a hyper-local cityscape mural illustrating its experience and connection to the community.
Curaleaf recently contributed $950,000 to education and job training efforts in the greater Chicagoland community as part of its Rooted in Good initiative under the Illinois Social Equity provision in adult-use cannabis regulations.
Wishing Curaleaf many successful years in Westmont, Mayor Ron Gunter said that celebrating and supporting businesses is crucial to continued economic growth.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, cannabis businesses obtained status as essential businesses across the country.
Curaleaf says that it remains committed to maintaining safe and hygienic facilities for patients, customers, and team members.
Earlier in April, Curaleaf announced approval for the transfer of nine Greenhouse and Windy City retail cannabis licenses.
Curaleaf acquired Grassroots on July 23, 2020.
Per state guidelines, Curaleaf began rebranding Greenhouse and Windy City shops in Deerfield, Mokena, Skokie, Northbrook, Melrose, Morris, Worth, Justice, and Chicago.
Curaleaf CEO Joe Bayern says that the rebrandings align with the company’s strategy of building strong, science-backed national brands and products that meet the needs of patients and adult-use consumers.
“We are pleased to bring the Curaleaf brand to the greater Chicago area,” says Bayern. “We are also extremely proud to be active partners within these local communities and we look forward to building collaborative relationships and investing in long term opportunities with them.”