After being forced to close their Bangor location back in May, Empire Vape Shop, has opened up new digs in Brewer.

Empire Vape Shop, located at 691 Hogan Road, was open in Bangor for over 7 years, but had to shut things down, on May 27th of this year.

Last August, the Bangor City Council voted 6 to 1, to ban the sale of flavored tobacco and nicotine products. That meant Empire and other Bangor stores days were numbered.

The ordinance banned the sale, display, marketing, and advertising of those products. Bangor was the fifth city in Maine to impose the ban, along with Bar Harbor Portland, South Portland, and Brunswick.

One Bangor business, Vapeology, moved to Betton Street in Brewer, to avoid the ban, since it is still legal in the city of Brewer, and now Empire has followed suit.

Stop by the brand new location of Empire Vape Shop, located at 434-A Wilson Street in Brewer, starting today, they are open and waiting to see you.

Vaping has become a hot-button issue, not only here in the state of Maine, but all over the United States. Most believe that the fruity and sweet vaping juices appeal to people who are under the age of 18, as an alternative to smoking cigarettes, and in the last few years, there has been a concerted effort to ban these products.

Empire Vape Shop also has two other locations, in Waterville, and Augusta.

Check out their Facebook page to find out more!

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