The corner storefront at 1525 S. 10th St., the former Joe Eni grocery and deli at 10th and Cross streets, is poised to become an e-cigarette store.
Yep, those exist.
John Poole, a partner in the venture, said the store will carry up to 100 varieties of e-cigarettes, those smokeless tobacco do-hickies that emit water vapor. There are also “thousands of accessories” and more than 200 flavors available, he said. Flavors include passion fruit, cotton candy, bubble gum, gummy bear, Atomic Fireball and orange cream soda.
Poole already has locations in Roxborough and Upper Darby called Ecigg. He said that the South Philly store owner, Vy Sovann, is doing some minor renovations but plans to keep some of the historical details inside. (UPDATE: or maybe not, see comments below)
And no, Poole says, the shop will not sell products intended for vaping marijuana. “We’re against that,” he said.
One interesting note about this store, it’s only a few doors down from a cigar shop, Twin Smoke Shoppe, at 10th and Tasker since 1950, though Poole said that shop wasn’t a factor in choosing this location.
Thanks to the storefront’s listing agent, Frank Altamuro of Coldwell Banker Preferred, for help in tracking this info down.