The owners of an e-cigarette vapor shop in the Empire Mall are opening up another store on 41st Street.
21-year-old Matt Tlougan and his mother Heather Tlougan own two Vape It Zone shops in Minnesota and run a kiosk in the Empire Mall. Matt Tlougan tells KELOLAND News his fourth shop will be located at 1006 W. 41st Street in the same strip mall as Gregg's Casino.
Tlougan says he'll have a commercial kitchen in the new location to mix up the e-juice used in e-cigarettes.
The Minnesota legislature just passed a bill outlawing e-cigarette stores in mall kiosks, so Tlougan says he'll be moving his Rochester and St. Cloud locations from the malls into store fronts in those towns.
The Sioux Falls 41st Street location will open May 29. There are at least three other e-cigarette vapor shops in Sioux Falls and Tlougan says he expects more competition in the future.