CHICAGO, August 6, 2020 -PRESS RELEASE- Cresco Labs, one of the largest vertically integrated multistate cannabis operators in the United States, announced today the opening of its new retail location in Schaumburg, a northwestern suburb of Chicago. The Sunnyside dispensary, Cresco’s retail chain, is the company’s ninth in Illinois.
“We are thrilled to bring the Sunnyside retail experience to the largest shopping mall in Illinois. The Woodfield Mall is home to hundreds of shops and restaurants, and in a normal year attracts more than 27 million visitors,” said Charlie Bachtell, Cresco Labs’ CEO and co-founder. “We continue to focus on building a strategic retail footprint to showcase our brands and deliver customers the Sunnyside experience. Our Illinois retail footprint compliments the 215,000 square feet of cultivation we have in the state, driving strong retail and wholesale growth.”
The new store will employ 40 people and feature nearly 20 points of sale. Sunnyside Schaumburg is over 11,500 square feet, making it Cresco’s largest dispensary in both Illinois and its nationwide retail portfolio.
Cresco has nine Sunnyside dispensaries open in Illinois: Wrigleyville Chicago, River North Chicago, Elmwood Park, Buffalo Grove, Rockford, Champaign, Danville, South Beloit and now Schaumburg. Cresco’s tenth Illinois store, located in Chicago’s central district, is expected to open by year-end.