James Foster, CST
The Country Squire
You may or may not have heard about the fact that Mississippi’s oldest tobacconist is moving. The Country Squire opened in August of 1970, and this August will celebrate its 48th year of continuous operation. Luckily the shop will only be moving a couple doors down in the same shopping center.

Over the years The Country Squire has seen famous people like Jerry Clower, Willie Morris, and countless state politicians, professional athletes, authors, occasional actors stop by to purchase a pipe, some tobacco, or shoot the breeze.

Nestled in a well-established traffic corridor of Jackson on Lakeland drive The Quarter Shopping Center is an area that is ripe for revitalization. As Jackson, MS gets with the times and puts a new coat of fresh paint on its shopping centers and mixed-use districts, the area is getting fully renovated with apartment living above many of the established businesses.  [Aside, who wouldn't want to live above their local tobacconist?]

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