Friday, January 27, 2017
Two weeks ago we repotted that Beyond Vape, the upper-level shop at 19-23 St. Mark's Place, was closing at the end of the month.
Well the vapors have already cleaned out of the space that they started leasing in 2013. At that time, this was the first East Coast location of the California-based chain. Today, there are seven NYC locations of Beyond Vape. Potential costumers here are being directed to the Union Square store.
Meanwhile, next door, the for lease signs have been removed from the windows of Grand Sichuan, which closed back in the fall. Perhaps the two spaces will be combined for a really big _______.
Friday, January 13, 2017
The sale continues at Beyond Vape, the upper-level shop closing at the end of the month at 19-23 St. Mark's Place...
I do not know why this store is closing, whether it's an unmanageable rent increase or ongoing e-cigarette competition on the block. (Or perhaps the new FDA regulations enacted last spring have made an impact.)
Beyond Vape opened here in late 2013. At that time, it was the growing chain's first East Coast outpost. Today, there are eight other NYC locations of Beyond Vape.
Grand Sichuan closed next door back in the fall. Other more recent closures on this block include Friterie Belgian Fries and Lab -320°.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
A Beyond Vape store is opening on St. Mark's Place... up where that Supercuts was, you know, by the Chipotle.
Anyway, Beyond Vape has three California shops... this will be the first location on the East Coast... for all your vaping (inhaling nicotine vapor) needs, such as tubes, cartridges, batteries, atomizers and the water-based liquid that contains the nicotine. (No word if you will be available to vape on the premises here... like in the California shops...)
Now! Is vamping safe? Or, safer than cigarettes?
Dunno! Here's what the Journal of Fun, aka, Bloomberg News, had to say about it in a piece titled "Vaping May Be Hazardous to Your Health:"
U.S. consumers will spend $1 billion on battery-powered smokes this year, 10 times more than they did four years ago. Are e-cigarettes, which come in such flavors as chocolate and butter rum, a benign device to help people stop smoking? Or are they just a new way to feed an old addiction? How safe, compared with tobacco smoke, is the vapor they create?
No one knows. The small studies that have been done so far hint at both pros and cons; one found that smokers cut back on real cigarettes after trying the electronic kind, while another found particles of metal and silicates in e-cigarette vapor that could cause breathing problems. That there are more than 200 brands containing varying levels of nicotine and other substances only makes it harder to assess their safety.