In the booming cannabis industry, Garden Variety™ is lighting up the dispensary scene. Garden Variety is a partnership of the Fisher River Cree Nation, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Avana Canada Inc., MediPharm Labs, and Native Roots Dispensary. Garden Variety brings more than four years of cannabis retail experience to Manitoba from partner operations in Colorado. When Canada became the hot new market, Garden Variety needed an experienced retail partner to deliver functional, methodically-designed solutions. Needless to say, Chandler was stoked for the challenge.
Revitalizing the Cannabis Experience
Garden Variety knew differentiation was key to success in their rapidly evolving industry. To solve for differentiation and shifting consumer demographics, Chandler design-engineered an intimate, boutique-like experience. Sleek fixtures and finishes adorned the space to create a welcoming ambiance.
An overhead slatted trellis, lit shelving, and versatile storage spaces created strategic sightlines and an easy to navigate purchase path. White oak veneers, custom-stained boards, and other mixed materials make up the high-end fixture package. But as retailers know, compelling branded environments must be executed with robust solutions.
Chandler Inc., (Erin Richardson and Mark Berquam specifically) took a vision provided by our marketing and architectural teams and made it a reality. The efforts by Chandler on the front end paid huge dividends on the back end as both our Garden Variety locations in Winnipeg earned the gold MASI (Manitoba Alberta Saskatchewan Interior) Design Award in retail design for 2019. The millwork produced by Chandler lent itself to the overall design, feel and spirit of Garden Variety!George Griego, Garden Variety
Rolling with the Punches
Chandler’s creative finesse fosters contemporary concepts while ensuring buildability. The initial architectural designs were elegant but required greater form and function while maintaining the integrity of the conceptual design. Above all Chandler prioritized our merchandising know-how for our design-engineering to create a functional yet luxe space.
Growing Good Solutions
Chandler’s partnership with Garden Variety meant diving into a new industry, but that didn’t halt our creative horsepower. We take a holistic inventory of clients’ markets, goals, positioning, and more to ensure our solutions are a perfect fit. The result in Garden Variety’s case was a fresh retail space that’s sure to be a hit.
As a leader in retail design & fabrication, Chandler creates retail store environments for your brand to live in. From custom fixtures to store roll-outs, we deliver quality materials, skilled craftsmanship and attention to detail for leading brands.
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