Welcome! I’m TJ, owner/operator of Offbeat and Unique Vape Boutique.
Determined to be the first vape shop and lounge of its kind, planning began in early 2013. We officially opened our doors January 1st, 2014 in beautiful Gilbert, AZ. We are now in our 6th highly successful year and still growing. We have an amazingly loyal customer base, highly refined product selections, some of the best CBD offerings, an oxygen bar, full education, lifetime support and amazing online reviews. Come see us today and enjoy an Offbeat and Unique experience, each and every time.
Here’s our story.
I had kicked around the idea of starting a small business for a quite some time…but I didn’t know just what it would be. I knew the why: 1) As means to escape the corporate world and more importantly, 2) I love helping people. What I knew from the start was that it couldn’t be just any business, it was imperative that my new venture – whatever it turned out to be – MUST be something that would help others in some way. I had my “why” but the “what” hadn’t shown itself yet.
In early 2013, I paid a visit to some very dear friends who had recently started dabbling in buying e-Liquid and some simple e-cig hardware to resell to various friends and family. Then they decided to open an actual vape shop. It was then that I was introduced to an “e-cig” and many of the wonderful flavors of “e-liquid” and even gave me my first bit of rudimentary education on vaping and my very own “e-cig” to take back home. Having been a smoker for nearly 25+ years and unsuccessful at every prior attempt to quit, I was very encouraged by the success stories I had heard/researched and it gave me a new level of excitement to try it for myself. It was quickly apparent that this could very well be the better alternative to cigarettes that had eluded me for so long. I started vaping and enjoying all the different hardware options and crazy number of flavors available… which then I stopped smoking.
Then it hit me: this was it. This was the “what” I’d been searching for. Once I got home from my trip, I had a vision and it was quickly decided – I would work to open our own shop. I was having great success in getting away from traditional tobacco, and I felt certain that helping others with their goals was something that could bring me a tremendous of joy and happiness.
The research and planning phase of this venture began. I literally spent the better part of a year immersing myself in everything vape – I read blogs, watched videos and read thousands of reviews on everything from the history of electronic cigarettes, simple tanks, atomizers, e-liquid to the most advanced custom mods and specialty e-liquids. But academic research only gets you so far. So I set about personally purchasing and testing all manner of hardware and e-liquid on the market that I could get my hands on to see what worked and what didn’t. Not only did I gain firsthand knowledge of devices and liquids, but during the course of my exhaustive research, I heard and read so many horror stories of the frustrations people experienced while trying to purchase and use e-cigs, I was sure there had to be a MUCH better way. I was determined to be the one. But, if I was going to do this… it must be done RIGHT!