The businesses, nearly half of them individual Family Dollar stores, were required to obtain licenses under a law that went into effect in July.
“Our mayor chose profit over people,” said two councilwomen, who will ask their colleagues to override the veto at Monday’s meeting.
The city plans to snuff out retail sales, with exceptions made only for hookahs and “premium” cigars.
The City Council moved the start date to 2023 and nixed a suggestion to allow sales at age-restricted and specialty vaping stores.
A vaping store owner said the measure, if approved by the City Council, would put his business “in a desperate situation.”