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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Vape shop opens in Annandale




Annandale has a new vape shop, Premium X Quality, at 7236 Columbia Pike, Annandale. It’s in the long-vacant building that used to house the Annandale Boys and Girls Club before the sports organization moved to a larger building on Annandale Road in 2013.


Y.J. Choi and Hannah Park.
Premium X Quality sells vaporizers for inhaling tobacco, e-cigarttes, and “vape juice.” Vaping is considered a healthier alternative to smoking, because most toxins from tobacco aren’t inhaled and there’s no second-hand smoke. It’s also a popular way to quit or cut back on regular cigarettes.

Vape juice contains nicotine, propylene glycol, and vegetable glycerin, and comes in lots of different flavors. The most popular vape juices at Premium X Quality are Looper, which tastes like Fruity Pebbles cereal, and Milk, which tastes like milk, says manager Y.J. Choi, who used to work at another Annandale vape shop, Vaperz, on Little River Turnpike.

Premium X Quality has couches where vape and hookah users can hang out,  which makes it more like a social gathering place than just a store.

The store, restricted to people 18 and up, is open 11:30 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon-12:30 a.m. on Sunday.

20 comments:

  1. Annandale is still going "down hill". Not the nice community that it once was.

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    1. Sounds like someone could use a nice relaxing vape.

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    2. Yea quality retail in the hood. We are all gonna need to vipe our brains out so that we can manage to live here. They should have opened up a vipe department store in the old Bloom, plenty of room for vipe junkies and all sort of characters.......VOTE FOR TRUMP - MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

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    3. bro you got an autocorrect problem

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  2. Something to do while your car title loan is processed.

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    1. Good one--I'm chuckling out loud!

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  3. I was across the street at Walgreens really late one night. Plenty of people outside smoking/working on their cars. It was really really sketchy. They were parking in the Walgreen's parking lot by the dumpster and walking across the street to the place.

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    1. funny. I was across the street having a vape and changing brake pads with my buddies and some weirdo at Walgreens with his arms full of Cheetos and Gatorade kept eyeballing us. to each their own I guess.

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    2. ^^ Hahahah... Oh my goodness. Thanks for the laugh this morning :)

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    3. Hilarious, someone please vaporize Annandale because I'm having the vapors.

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  4. Maybe some healthy competition will get Vaperz Inc down the street to start carrying any of its given products for more than a month at a time!!

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  5. Just another business in Annandale that adds little to the quality of life or health of the community.

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  6. When is the malt liquor/bum wine store opening up?

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    1. With any luck, we can replace Walgreens with one.

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    2. One needs to vape after you drive through Annandale. Title Max, Vapes.....blah, blah, blah. Just came from Mosaic Center, place was packed, restaurants were full, people everywhere, just like our beautiful 7 corners and Baileys Crossroads........Dump Center of the Universe; sorry I made a mistake......its the Vape Center of the Universe.

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    3. I guess all those developers that Penny is in bed with have taken their money to Mosaic/Providence. They are building there like crazy, and its really a cool place. The plaza was packed, people on blankets on the lawn, kids skipping through the fountains, folks strolling and eating ice cream. Some very interesting new sleek urban town houses, that form city like streets, the place is an oasis surrounded by the Mason Dump of white vans, vapesters, molesters, section 8ers and crazy NIMBYs. I guess we have something on Providence.

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    4. Sure! They sit on their blankets in the plaza....and then they go right on home to Annandale, Falls Church, Vienna, wherever.

      I like Mosaic as much as the next person, but I'm not wearing such rose-tinted glasses that I am confusing it for an "oasis". It is filled with overpriced chain stores and restaurants, and still has that industrial wasteland feel surrounding it.

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  7. this is what Supervisor Gross is able to attract to the area. great work!

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  8. Do they carry Vick's Vapor rub, or do I still have to go to Walgreens for that?

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  9. Penny Gross trumpeted the Walgreen's as a catalyst for growth in the neghborhood and better retail. What a buffoon! She has single handedly ruined Annandale. Such a shame.

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