Vape shop with trucker access in Albuquerque
This is a bit of a departure from my normal listings. Usually I give you vape shops close to truck stops, but this one is a park on the side of the road kind of shop. I had to deliver at Labatt Foodservice in Albuquerque the other day, and I found this shop in the plaza across the street. Since they are in a commercial area which allows truck parking on the side of the road behind the plaza, I figured I would check them out after I delivered my load. I'll get to what they have to offer, but first let's show you where they are, how to get there, and where to park.
From I40, take exit 155 which is Coors Blvd and head south. You're going to go about 1.5 miles to Central and turn right. You'll see a Smith's grocery store plaza on your right when you're at this intersection. That's where the vape shop is. Proceed directly past the store to the first road on the right, which will be Airport Rd NW. Turn right, and park on the side of the road behind the plaza. As long as you're not blocking any driveways, you'll be fine. Keep in mind that trucks need to get in and out of Labatt, so don't park directly across from their driveway. Once you are done shopping and ready to leave out, head north up the road to Bluewater and turn right. Head back to Coors Blvd and turn left, and this will take you right back up to the Interstate.
There is plenty of room to park trucks along the road, but it should be noted that Labatt uses this road for truck parking as well. I say this only to point out that if you're coming in at night and plan to park on the side of the road and take your break and go into the vape shop in the morning, parking might be limited out there during the overnight hours as drivers delivering at Labatt first thing might be parked out there. That being said, you probably have a better shot at finding parking there than at the Flying J, so it's worth a shot.
Now, for this stop our usual rundown is going to be a bit unusual because this shop has a unique approach to e-liquid. I won't say they don't carry any outside lines because they do, but they basically have a couple of flavors from a couple of outside vendors, so if I listed brands it would be misleading. Outside of their house liquids, they don't carry much. That being said, they have a wide selection of house liquids including premium blends. They are available in up to max vg (20/80 pg/vg mix) and in nicotine strengths up to 24mg. They have their own clean room on site where they make the liquids, which means you don't have to worry about your preferred flavor or strength not being in stock. How are their liquids? I don't know. I didn't try them.
Another unique thing about their e-liquids is they have DIY products available. They carry a wide assortment of flavorings from The Perfumers Apprentice, Hangsen, and Flavor Art, so if making your own juice is your thing they have the hookup for you too. Making my own juice isn't my thing, but it was nice to see these products available for those who have found that perfect recipe or just want to save a little money on their vaping supplies.
On to the hardware, here is what you can expect to find.
- Vandy Vape
They have a pretty nice selection of gear here, and replacement coils for all of your modern tanks. They have a nice little vape lounge too if you want to hang out and blow some clouds or put a build on the new device you purchased. Sales staff was friendly but not pushy, and they were helpful in answering questions about the products. They also carry fully charged batteries in stock, so if you buy a new device and batteries you don't have to wait for them to charge up to try out your new rig. Check them out drivers, and while you're there grab a burger from Freddy's in the plaza. Great little burger joint. And if you find out what the "concrete" in their milkshakes is all about, let me know.