Queens Vape Shop Sues Rival for Sabotaging E-Cig Business – DNAinfo

City Vape, left, at its old location on 37th Street (the store is now located at 29-20 23rd Ave.) is suing rival store Vape Kingz at 36-20 30th Ave.  View Full Caption

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QUEENS — This rival vape shop is trying to make its competitor go up in smoke.

The owner of an Astoria e-cig store is suing a competitor for waging “a continuous campaign to interfere” with his business by fraudulently racking up charges on his company credit card, trying to bribe vendors into divulging information about his operation, and even tearing down advertisements for his shop to replace them with ads for the rival store, a new lawsuit says.

Spiro Dogaris, the owner of City Vape at 29-20 23rd Ave., filed the suit in a Queens Supreme Court Wednesday against Vape Kingz, another e-cigarette shop in the neighborhood at 36-20 30th Ave. 

Dogaris claims that in August, Vape Kingz employee Daniel Fagadar impersonated him while on the phone with an e-liquid manufacturer that reached out, pretending to be the City Vape owner while placing an order for $5,000 worth of vape liquids on Dogaris’s company credit card, according to

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