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and moved the store to last lo­ca­tion, which used to be a seed com­pany. *** Vape and smoke shops seem to be pop­ping up ev­ery­where. One of the new­est is Big Cloud Vape and Smoke Co., which set up shop at 845 W. 32nd Street. Big Cloud car­ries vape, glass, hookah, mods, CBD prod­ucts and more.

The owner is Chris Mat­tia, who owns sev­eral shops in San Diego, Calif. His cousin, Steve Mat­tia, is run­ning the Yuma store. Asked what makes Big Cloud dif­fer­ent, Steve said, “Good cus­tomer ser­vice and a fully stocked and clean place.”

One thing it doesn’t carry is to­bacco. “We want peo­ple to switch to vape so they can quit smok­ing (to­bacco),” Steve said.

And this is the rea­son his cousin Chris first opened a vape shop. “Peo­ple want to quit smok­ing, and he wanted to give them an­other al­ter­na­tive to smok­ing,” Steve ex­plained.

Reach Big Cloud at 928294-1078. *** The Foothills GNC store lo­cated in the For­tuna Com­mons shop­ping cen­ter, 11259 S. Frontage Road, will close Feb. 15 and the prod­uct will be mov­ing to Yuma Palms.

The store, which is a re­tail chain sell­ing health- and sports-re­lated vi­ta­mins, sup­ple­ments and herbs, plus drinks and snacks, sent a let­ter to cus­tomers, one of which shared the in­for­ma­tion with me (thank you!).

The store will still have two Yuma lo­ca­tions, one in the Yuma Palms Re­gional Shop­ping Cen­ter at 1418 S. Yuma Palms Park­way, Suite 5, and on the Ma­rine Corps Air Base in Build­ing 965 on Mar­tini Av­enue.

Un­til it closes, the Foothills store can be reached at 928-342-7084. *** Yuma’s Com­mer­cial Con­struc­tion Pro­ject Up­date for this week fol­lows:

Build­ing Per­mits Is­sued: La Mi­choa­cana Plus, 419 W. 8th St., for ten­ant im­prove­ments; Nova Fi­nan­cial, 1590 S. 2nd Ave., for ten­ant im­prove­ments; and South­west Med­i­cal Cen­ter, 2503 S. Av­enue A, for al­ter­ations.

New Plans Sub­mit­ted for Re­view: Cater­fit Yuma, 281 W. 24th St., for ten­ant im­prove­ments; Yuma Fire Sta­tion No. 4, 2850 W. 16th St., for al­ter­ations; and 4th Ave. Gym, lo­cated west of the south­west corner of 32nd Street and Av­enue 8E, for a new gym and mul­ti­tenant build­ing at Cielo Verde. *** And that’s it for now! If you know of a new busi­ness that has or will be open­ing, re­lo­cat­ing or clos­ing, please let me know at mk­[email protected]­masun.com or leave a mes­sage at 928539-6853.

I get a lot of mes­sages ask­ing ques­tions, which I wel­come, but I can’t per­son­ally an­swer ev­ery ques­tion. If I find the an­swer, I will an­swer it in the col­umn. I ap­pre­ci­ate the read­ers who al­ways act as my eyes and ears. Thank you!

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