Located at 2712 Portage Street, COOKIES’ storefront in Kalamazoo 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 and will be open for curbside pick-up only from 8 a.m ET until 10 p.m. ET. The newest provisioning center extends access to quality cannabis products to customers throughout Western Michigan and regions bordering Lake Michigan, including Chicago, IL and South Bend, IN. During the opening weekend in late February, Gage hosted raffles and offered promotional giveaways for medical patients, and comedian and YouTube personality Carlos Davis visited the storefront.
The 3,000 square-foot 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, Founder and CEO of COOKIES. “We’ve seen tremendous