WICHITA — What appears to be Wichita’s second electronic smoking lounge is opening this week.
First came Big E’s Vapor Room on South Rock Road.
“The electric thing has caught on so huge,” says Matthew Powell, who is opening the lounge.
He owns Lucky’s Vape & Smoke, a smoke shop, at 4100 E. Harry.
“We transitioned it to, like, half and half,” Powell says of selling electronic and regular cigarettes. “The electronics really caught fire.”
That was the inspiration for the lounge, which is having a soft opening on Friday and a grand opening on Saturday.
“It’s also kind of like a hangout,” Powell says.
He says he’ll sell pastries and other food, juices and nonalcoholic drinks. Powell says he’d like what he serves to have a healthy component, “which is just kind of the point of electronic cigarettes.”