The Vapor Shop Is Coming to Seattle, And We Need Your Help!
It’s one of the most famous stores in the world, and it’s in Seattle.
We just need your help.
This is an exciting time for us.
With a new lease and a new owner, Vapor Shop has become a fixture on Seattle’s streets and is known as the city’s favorite bike shop.
That is why we’re excited to bring it back to the Emerald City, where it belongs!
Read more about Vapor Shop here: https://www.greenmarketmagazine.com/2018/01/10/vapor-shop-is-coming-to-seattle-and-we-need-your-help-20150206-7b1b4d8c7c8.html#ixzz2XJ5wYzQ8m This is a rush transcript.
I’m Andrea Peterson, and this is WTOP.
I am joined by Evan Thomas, a Seattle native and the owner of Vapor Shop, who has recently become the owner and operator of the store in the Emerald Cities.
The owner of the Vapor Shop in Seattle, Evan Thomas.
Evan, thanks for joining us.
Evan Thomas owner of Vapor Shop in Seattle Welcome to WTOP, Evan.
Thanks for joining me here.
So, Evan, tell us a little bit about your shop.
What’s Vapor Shop?
What do you do there?
How did you get started?
Evan, what does Vapor Shop do?
So, the idea for Vapor Shop came from a couple of people in Seattle who had been doing the same thing in the past.
It was the same kind of concept of looking at a bunch of bikes and trying to find the right bike to fit your needs.
So when I saw a couple other bikes that were all on the same page, I thought, “I want to do the same, but with a different focus.”
And I decided to put a lot of work into figuring out exactly what it takes to create a bike that’s going to fit me.
And that’s when the idea of creating a shop in Seattle came up.
I’ve been in the business for a long time and have always had the idea that I wanted to make bikes for people.
So I decided that if I wanted a place where people could go, get their bikes fixed, and sell them, then I was going to build that place.
So we built Vapor Shop.
It’s a really cool place.
It really has a big community.
I love the vibe, it’s got a lot going on, and I love how people come here.
It does a lot for the environment.
We’re also trying to bring in a new brand.
So Vapor Shop is a new company.
But we are still a local bike shop that was founded by people from Seattle.
What makes it unique is that we have two different locations, and we have a lot in common.
One of them is really small.
It has a very clean shop and is really friendly.
And the other is a lot bigger.
It is one of our larger stores.
So it has a lot more space to grow.
So what does it mean to you?
I think it means it means we want to take care of the environment, and a lot about that is our business model.
So a lot is being done on a daily basis to clean up the environment and make sure it’s cleaner.
I think what’s most exciting about it is the people we have here, it feels like it’s really a family.
And I think that’s important.
You’re going to get to know people on a personal level.
So if you come to our shop, you’re going see a really nice person, and you can talk to them and get to see what their goals are.
And you can also just come in and chat.
And it’s very inviting, and very friendly.
It also has a nice community.
So that is really cool.
So the one thing that is unique about Vapor shop is that it’s a new type of bike shop for the Emerald State.
We are the first one in Seattle to have a bike shop in the state.
So this is an opportunity to really start a new chapter in the bike industry.
And then what we’re going through right now is we are working on a new business plan.
So once we get through the first phase, we’re hoping to be open to new brands and new business models.
So those things are really exciting to me.
What are you planning to do with the space you have here?
I mean, I don’t know how many spaces we have, but I think the goal is to have something that is an open shop.
And a place that is open to everyone, including bike owners.
And as you can see, the store is open all the time.
It just looks different, I think, because it’s not really the same space.
So how do you make it more welcoming