WICHITA — Before he decided to open his own electronic cigarette shop, David Ford tried to count how many there already are in Wichita.
It's hard to come up with an exact figure, but suffice it to say there are a lot.
That didn't deter Ford, though, who is opening Nectar of the Gods Vape Shop in the Sweetbriar shopping center on the northwest corner of 21st and Amidon.
"There's two hookah lounges right there ... but there's no vape shops in any kind of proximity to that area," Ford says. "That's the whole reason I went there."
The store will open in early September. Ford may open more shops after that.
"I would like to," he says. "We'll see how it works out."
Andy Boyd of Walter Morris Cos. handled the deal.
Ford says the juices that people can vape come in all sorts of flavors, such as a New York cheesecake that offers all of the flavor "without all the ... guilt of the calories you're putting on."
"It's basically nectar," he says of the juices.
He says nectar of the gods is fabled to have lifesaving powers.
"If you get people off of smoking, they can live a little longer," Ford says. "That's the whole point behind Nectar of the Gods."