Three of the four Bountiful e-cigarette shops that have to close Wednesday have banned together to try to keep their doors open.
An attorney for the three, Walter Keane, plans to file for a temporary injunction Monday morning that will buy the stores 10 more days to appeal the city's decision. Keane said he hadn't decided if he will file in state court since it's a state law or if he will file in federal court and claim his client's rights are being violated.
This week, all four shops received letters from the city attorney that their licenses would not be renewed for 2014 and must cease operation on Jan. 1. The reason given is that a change in state law bars a retail tobacco specialty business established after July 1, 2012, from being within 600 feet of a residence or within 1,000 feet of a school, library, park or church, among other community facilities.