Mayor Francisco Ramirez and Hanford Chamber of Commerce Jacob Sanchez participate in Caliva’s ribbon cutting. Catherine Doe/Valley Voice
After a long and winding road, Caliva finally opened its Hanford storefront dispensary on August 1. Their official ribbon cutting on August 13 where officials from State Senator Mellissa Hurtado’s office, Representative David Valadao and Hanford Mayor Francisco Ramirez were in attendance to welcome Caliva’s long awaited opening.
Caliva renamed itself DELI by Caliva for the Hanford store.
“We are thrilled with the location and down town fits the deli vibe,” said Stacie Green, spokesperson for the San Jose-based company.
Passers-by were initially confused by the signage outside the store, thinking an actual deli had moved into the former Serrano’s furniture store.
And upon entering the store, the deli theme is throughout — with a “Fresh cuts daily” sign in neon and cherry red furniture reminiscent of a 1950’s neighborhood deli.
Caliva’s Hanford location joins pot dispensary HerbNJoy, which opened down the block on May 19.
Though within a block of each other HerbNJoy and Caliva offer two distinct product lines and have benefited from being so close.
Deli by Caliva only sells self-branded cannabis products, while HerbNJoy carries many companies brands; both provide a wide variety for Hanford residents.