Christine CorradoJul 24, 2017, 1:13 pmJul 25, 2017, 6:06 am

Parents, local officials concerned about vape shop opening in Pleasantville

‘The Glass Room’ set to open shop on Wheeler Avenue sometime in next few weeks

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A vape shop will open up on a popular street in Pleasantville, prompting a worried response from parents and local officials.

The Pleasantville Board of Education held a special meeting Monday morning at the high school's library to discuss the village’s concerns about the vape shop opening and the potential negative impact on young people in the area.

A vape business called The Glass Room will open up a shop on Wheeler Avenue, a popular street where parents say their children often hang out after school.

The school board says they found out about the shop opening on July 11. They say the landlord renting out the space to The Glass Room is an absentee landlord who lives in Florida.

The Pleasantville mayor says the village has no rights of refusal over what types of retail stores come in as long as they are selling legal products. However, the concerns still remain.

Pleasantville Mayor Peter Scherer says, "It’s caused us to take a look at what zoning regulations may exist — if we think there is a use or activity that is perhaps inappropriate where kids are congregating, etc."

Loretta Shiavetta, a local, says, "I think the message we are giving our children is — it’s OK. If it’s here on Main Street USA, which is Wheeler Avenue, it’s OK. And guess what? We don’t think it’s OK."

The mayor says he has been in touch with the landlord and says she has not changed her mind over the tenancy. He believes the store will be opening sometime in the next few weeks.

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