December 28, 2013

Stores get shut down

Stores get shut down
                         Four specialty electronic cigarette retail shops in Bountiful (Utah) will not receive the renewed business license they need to operate in 2014. The decision by Bountiful city officials based on zoning issues is “inappropriate” because it leaves shop owners without any grace period to make alternative arrangements, said Aaron Frazier, director of Utah Vapers, a trade organization representing certified e-cigarette shops across the state. “We’re talking four stores in the Bountiful area. This is no small matter,” Frazier said.
The four speciality retail shops effected are Vapor Dreams, 273 W. 500 South, No. 11; Urban Vapor LLC., 310 S. 200 West; Vapor R Us, 74 E. 500 South and VaporLoc, 390 N. 500 West. But Bountiful officials claim the law is the law — in this particular case, state law. The city informed the businesses they would not be renewed for a new license for 2014 in a Dec. 23 letter drafted by Bountiful City Attorney Russell L. Mahan. “Each of the four shops received copies of the same letter,” Frazier said. Mahan could not be reached for comment as city offices are regularly closed Friday. Bountiful Mayor Joe Johnson said this particular action has not been discussed with the city council. He said but if such a letter would have been sent out by the city, it would have been in accordance with city ordinance.
Brad Parsons, co-owner of VaporLoc in Bountiful, said he has retained an attorney and is hoping to receive an extension from the city on the Jan. 1 deadline. “We are trying to play nice,” Parsons said. “We went through all the regulations. (The city) knew what we did 100 percent,” Parsons said. He said now that he has invested $130,000 into his store, the city is saying he must close effective Jan. 1. “They give us five days notice, which is a little ridiculous,” he said. “Merry Christmas.” Read the full article Here 
So the FDA wants online sales to go away, and now state and local governments are shutting down brick and mortar stores. The war is coming. 
-Grimm
Stores get shut down Four specialty electronic cigarette retail shops in Bountiful (Utah) will not receive the renewed business license they need to operate in 2014. The decision by Bountiful city officials based on zoning issues is “inappropriate” because it leaves shop owners without any grace period to make alternative arrangements, said Aaron Frazier, director of Utah Vapers, a trade organization representing certified e-cigarette shops across the state. “We’re talking four stores in the Bountiful area. This is no small matter,” Frazier said. The four speciality retail shops effected are Vapor Dreams, 273 W. 500 South, No. 11; Urban Vapor LLC., 310 S. 200 West; Vapor R Us, 74 E. 500 South and VaporLoc, 390 N. 500 West. But Bountiful officials claim the law is the law — in this particular case, state law. The city informed the businesses they would not be renewed for a new license for 2014 in a Dec. 23 letter drafted by Bountiful City Attorney Russell L. Mahan. “Each of the four shops received copies of the same letter,” Frazier said. Mahan could not be reached for comment as city offices are regularly closed Friday. Bountiful Mayor Joe Johnson said this particular action has not been discussed with the city council. He said but if such a letter would have been sent out by the city, it would have been in accordance with city ordinance. Brad Parsons, co-owner of VaporLoc in Bountiful, said he has retained an attorney and is hoping to receive an extension from the city on the Jan. 1 deadline. “We are trying to play nice,” Parsons said. “We went through all the regulations. (The city) knew what we did 100 percent,” Parsons said. He said now that he has invested $130,000 into his store, the city is saying he must close effective Jan. 1. “They give us five days notice, which is a little ridiculous,” he said. “Merry Christmas.” Read the full article Here So the FDA wants online sales to go away, and now state and local governments are shutting down brick and mortar stores. The war is coming. -Grimm
Stores get shut down

                         Four specialty electronic cigarette retail shops in Bountiful (Utah) will not receive the renewed business license they need to operate in 2014. The decision by Bountiful city officials based on zoning issues is “inappropriate” because it leaves shop owners without any grace period to make alternative arrangements, said Aaron Frazier, director of Utah Vapers, a trade organization representing certified e-cigarette shops across the state. “We’re talking four stores in the Bountiful area. This is no small matter,” Frazier said.

The four speciality retail shops effected are Vapor Dreams, 273 W. 500 South, No. 11; Urban Vapor LLC., 310 S. 200 West; Vapor R Us, 74 E. 500 South and VaporLoc, 390 N. 500 West. But Bountiful officials claim the law is the law — in this particular case, state law. The city informed the businesses they would not be renewed for a new license for 2014 in a Dec. 23 letter drafted by Bountiful City Attorney Russell L. Mahan. “Each of the four shops received copies of the same letter,” Frazier said. Mahan could not be reached for comment as city offices are regularly closed Friday. Bountiful Mayor Joe Johnson said this particular action has not been discussed with the city council. He said but if such a letter would have been sent out by the city, it would have been in accordance with city ordinance.

Brad Parsons, co-owner of VaporLoc in Bountiful, said he has retained an attorney and is hoping to receive an extension from the city on the Jan. 1 deadline. “We are trying to play nice,” Parsons said. “We went through all the regulations. (The city) knew what we did 100 percent,” Parsons said. He said now that he has invested $130,000 into his store, the city is saying he must close effective Jan. 1. “They give us five days notice, which is a little ridiculous,” he said. “Merry Christmas.” Read the full article Here

So the FDA wants online sales to go away, and now state and local governments are shutting down brick and mortar stores. The war is coming. -Grimm

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