(Source: NextGen via Yelp)
NextGen Vape Shop, a new business dedicated to e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine vaporizers, has opened at 2417 Avenue U, the former location of Kings County Divers.
The store opened its doors within the last few days. It’s the first vape shop we know of that has opened in the area, and, as we previously reported, another one is headed to Sheepshead Bay Road.
Although both stores seem to be positioning their vapeware as their primary offering, they both also have signs that say “smoke shop,” which suggests tobacco, glassware and accessories.
The business is replacing Kings County Divers, which closed in February after 40 years serving the community.
Our friends at Arbuz tell us they’re set to have a new neighbor, Life Made A Little Easier, a head shop slated to replace Luv My Vision Optique on Sheepshead Bay Road.
A banner went up at the 1702 Sheepshead Bay Road storefront on Friday, advertising it as a “Smoke-Vape-Novelty Shop.” A little online sleuthing (really, very little), shows that it’s the latest branch of a Staten Island business established in 2012 that sells pipes, electronic cigarettes and vaporizers, and assorted knick-knacks for the smoking/faux-smoking enthusiast.
The storefront itself has been empty since December, when Luv My Vision closed down a year and a half (and a hurricane) after opening.