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    csharp

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    Is Faders out of business?
    saw this on twitter

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    End of and Era. Fader’s would like to thank ALL of our amazing customers for making us one the Best Tobacconists in the country. Fader’s will miss you ALL!!!! #FadersFamily #EndOfAnEra

    Posted 8 months ago #
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    Looks that way. A search on Google says the Towson store location is permanently closed. I reckon shutting down the others still didn't help the only location left.

    "If you can't send money, send tobacco." - George Washington

    Posted 8 months ago #
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    Faders had a nice shop in Baltimore.I purchased some of their house tobacco at one point during a visit.

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    Its a shame! I have fond memories of going there with my father in the '60's.

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    Of the three locations, I was aware of two of them closing up shop and it was rumored that the final location wouldn't remain in business long. It's unfortunate that a tobacconist that was around for so long is closing up for good.

    Posted 8 months ago #
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    Fader's Tobacconist - The End of an Era
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSmwZBT2_Ag

    Posted 8 months ago #
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    Please join us in a regional hymn of remembrance and celebration of this fine Baltimore institution.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCODXHR7nRc

    Gunner, Black Frigate. Say "Hello" to my little friend!
    Posted 8 months ago #
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    It's difficult to sort out the natural lifespan of these shops and online retailers and the pressures of regulatory changes. Probably it's all mixed. My local B&M is hanging on, doing pretty well, surrounded by gentrification of its neighborhood. Our Tinder Box at a nearby mall closed, but it may have moved to a mall in a nearby city, or a new franchise may have opened. I haven't tracked down the details. The online retail, overall, seems pretty vital. I'm sorry for Faders and its customers; that's a loss.

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    Woodsman (of the youtube link above) is a member here.
    I didn't know the Towson store closed as well, that's the last one. Another sad day for Marylanders. I'd thank someone for that, but its political, so I'll bite my own tongue.

    Al

    Posted 8 months ago #
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    Fades is where I bought my 1st pipe and my 1st tobacco. Sad.

    Posted 8 months ago #
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    Does anyone know whether Faders has passed along its' customer list to
    another tobacconist? I have been a customer for more than a decade and Faders has been
    selling me a "personal " Blend, which was originally compounded by a predecessor
    Baltimore area shop , The Tobacco Pouch. I am in California and learned of Fader's closing
    when I attempted to place a phone order a few days ago. Fortunately, I have the formula
    for the blend. However, I am unaware of anyone in the Bay Area who does this. I would just as
    well work with whomever Faders' designates. Is there a contact for ex Faders people?
    Recommendations are welcome.

    Posted 7 months ago #
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    Recommendations are welcome.

    You may want to contact The Country Squire in Jackson, Ms. The owner and tobacconist, Jon David Cole, makes private blends.

    I am glad we have a good admin and responsible moderators.

    Heave to you dark colored ship under sail! Prepare to be boarded!
    Posted 7 months ago #
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    Good advice on the Country Squire. As far as I know, none of the ex-Faders folks are available. The Chesapeake Pipe club may have a contact, they used Faders for the club meeting. I'm not sure where they landed.

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    Why not blend it yourself?

    Posted 7 months ago #
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    Thanks Guys. I assume you are Guys.
    I contacted the Country Squire and they
    seemed receptive. I have been smoking this
    blend for nearly 50 years. I am not in the mood
    to experiment.

    Regards

    Posted 7 months ago #
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    Most of us are, yes, although we do have a few females like Witch of the Hollow. Welcome from upstate SC, comrade; glad to have you here!

    Bill

    Head Black Frigate keelhauler, boss powder monkey, & troublemaker 1st class.
    Posted 7 months ago #
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    Just a confirmation from a former denizen of Faders, yes all locations are closed, the Towson shop had been open up until a few months ago, but it was running of fumes anyway. They (or whoever owned the merchandise because the ownership situation of faders was complicated) sold off all their good inventory on ebay a while ago. You can find former regulars and ex-employees at the chesapeake pipe club & charm city pipe club. Both clubs meet at the same location on different days of the month. Nothing like the old Faders hangout but it something.

    Posted 7 months ago #
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    Both clubs meet at the same location on different days of the month.
    Where would that be?
    I am not in the mood to experiment.
    No experimentation necessary. Just put the ingredients in a bowl and mix.

    Posted 7 months ago #
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    I used to stop in the Fader's Annapolis store on my way to the Eastern Shore. It was a nice store, I'm sorry to see that it's gone. It's good to see that my DC area regulars, Davidus and Tobacco Shack, are still around (knock on wood).

    Posted 7 months ago #
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    @woodsroad:
    The meeting spot is:

    The QG
    31 S Calvert St, Baltimore, Maryland 2120

    It's one of those upscale barber shops/lounges. I've never attended a meeting (driving 90 minutes to/from Baltimore in the evening isn't my idea of a good time), but the meetings look very well attended. They have a Facebook page for info.

    Here's picture from that page. And, look, a girl is there.

    Posted 7 months ago #
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    Looks splendid!

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
    Posted 7 months ago #

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