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A B&M Making a Re-Opening.

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  1. pappymac

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    Yesterday, a notification popped up on Facebook telling me that Bayou Tobacco in Baton Rouge had updated their phone number. Weird since Sarah closed the store and was planning to move to Mississippi.

    I sent them a message and asked if they were re-opening. The reply was:

    "Not yet, should have new store open in the next few weeks."

    I used to make a trip up there at least once a month when our oldest son was living in Baton Rouge. I always liked it because they carried a different variety of tinned tobacco than the B&M I go to in the New Orleans area. More importantly, there always seemed to be three or four pipe smokers sitting in there smoking when I stopped in. Glad to see the shop re-opening.

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  2. voorhees

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    That's fantastic.

    Jason
    Posted 2 months ago #
  3. cosmicfolklore

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    It's always great to hear about a B&M opening back up.

    Michael
    Posted 2 months ago #
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    Best news in the real store arena for some time.

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  5. ophiuchus

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    What a breath of fresh air! A tobacco shop re-opening! Gotta love it!

    I always liked Baton Rouge. On occasion I've referred to it as, "Ann Arbor, Louisiana."

    Posted 2 months ago #
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    Odd indeed, but definitely agree that it's very VERY good news!!

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  7. mso489

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    Reopening of a pipe/tobacco shop is pretty rare. I can't think of an example offhand, though I'm sure it's happened. I grew up in a near-NW suburb of Chicago that had an upscale pipe shop (Park Ridge Pipe Shop) near the commuter rail line. It was open for about twenty or thirty years but then closed forever. I'm holding my breath for my local Raleigh N.C. shop, Pipes by George; George is steadfast but may want to retire at some point, and I'm not sure anyone, family or buyer, could fill his shoes. Especially now the pipe shop business is a tricky proposal.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  8. crashthegrey

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    Regardless of how far away from me this is, this is always good news. Love to see any return.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  9. skydog

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    Along the same lines, the Pipe and Pint in Greensboro NC is expanding to an additional location in Winston-Salem. Shorter drive for me and I'm a big fan of their shop so I couldn't be happier. Wonderful guys that run that place and I'm always impressed by the pipe and tobacco selection they have on hand. It's easy to get all doom and gloom with the constant national and international attacks on tobacco but sometimes it doesn't seem so bad.

    Posted 2 months ago #
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    I went to school in Greensboro, before Pipe and Pint I think, and trained for a (what was then called) Veterans Administration job in Winston Salem, so I'm most glad they each now have an authentic pipe and tobacco outlet with a tap room attached. Things are looking up in my old haunts.

    Posted 2 months ago #

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