Ann Arbor-based Exclusive Brands held a grand opening of its new Muskegon provisioning center on Saturday.
The new retail location, at 4515 E. Apple Ave., is an addition to Exclusive’s flagship Ann Arbor retail shop, which was named as Michigan’s first licensed recreational dispensary — as well as the company’s Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids locations.
“Exclusive brands is always looking forward to growth, increasing our presence in Michigan and increasing access to cannabis,” Exclusive Chief Development Officer Narmin Jarrous said. “Muskegon was kind of the logical next step since opening in Grand Rapids. The more and more time I spent on the west side of the state, the more I love it. … Reception from Muskegon has been wonderful, and the municipality has been wonderful to work with.”
Exclusive opened to the Grand Rapids public in February, providing both medical and recreational products. The Grand Rapids retail store is rolling out its operations in two phases. Phase 1 is the 2,050-square-foot facility that offers the same variety of brands found at the Muskegon store, including Kushy Punch, Strain Kings, Platinum Vape, Terpene Tanks, Church Cannabis Co. and more.
Phase 2 includes the approval of a Class A grow license that will allow Exclusive Grand Rapids to have a cultivation site next to the retail store. Phase 2 is slated to open in late summer or early fall.
The Muskegon facility stands at 3,000 square feet and will offer a variety of brands exclusively to medical cannabis patients, although Jarrous said Exclusive plans to open up to adult-use customers in the next few months.
Regular hours of operation are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily.