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warren

Lifer
Sep 13, 2013
10,434
11,297
IRC, it's a six hour flight and an expensive cab ride from O'Hare but, worth the time and moneys.
 

Chasing Embers

Captain of the Black Frigate
Nov 12, 2014
38,515
85,258
Got a couple but I have more tobacco than they keep in stock and I only buy estate meers and commission briars from one artisan.
 

MyCombOver

Lurker
May 15, 2022
10
18
Pittsburgh, PA
Sadly, though there is no limit to the number of "tobacco shops" that are manned by men that smell like cat pee and try to upsell you bongs that look like that smartass parrot from Aladdin in my area, true brick and mortar tobacconists are not in any of my neighboring counties. It's doubly vexing when you know that WV has the highest percentage of smokers in the country. I know pipes and cigars are niche, but if such an enterprise had any chance of success anywhere, one would think WV may be such a place. Alas.

I believe there may be a B&M in Washington, PA., and that would be roughly a 45 drive from where I am at. But when I try to find info out about them, I come up empty. No social media presence, no website, no reviews, nothing.
Allegheny Smokeworks is the only Pittsburgh-area B&M that is worth it. Too bad it’s on the wrong side of the city for you!
 
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K.E. Powell

Starting to Get Obsessed
Aug 20, 2022
243
765
36
West Virginia
Allegheny Smokeworks is the only Pittsburgh-area B&M that is worth it. Too bad it’s on the wrong side of the city for you!
Right? Still, I do find myself in Pittsburgh every now and then. I like it there, but Christ, driving through there is a nightmare for me. Even so, next time I adventure out there, I'll have to check this place out. Thanks for the heads up!
 
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OverMountain

Part of the Furniture Now
Dec 5, 2021
601
1,821
Western Caccalack Hinterlands
Pipes by George in Raleigh N.C., between the NCSU campus and the downtown on Hillsborough Street, is a classic traditional pipe and cigar shop with a walk-in humidor, a plank floor, a dart board, a smoking table (grandfathered in), a wall of pipes, a row of bulk tobacco jars and an inventory of tins, and a pipe-guru proprietor who is soft spoken but authoritative. If you live near or visit town, a definite destination.
Do they do phone orders?
I’ve never tried their house blends but George is a super chill and great guy.
 

Amarkey

Starting to Get Obsessed
Jul 18, 2022
190
1,782
36
Northeast MI
I got Holy Smokes tobacco and cigar shop and the Smoke Shop. They dont carry much for pipe smokers but I tend to buy my essentials and cobs there.
 
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coletrain4vt

Lurker
Nov 16, 2022
2
5
Hillsborough NC
Pipes by George in Raleigh N.C., between the NCSU campus and the downtown on Hillsborough Street, is a classic traditional pipe and cigar shop with a walk-in humidor, a plank floor, a dart board, a smoking table (grandfathered in), a wall of pipes, a row of bulk tobacco jars and an inventory of tins, and a pipe-guru proprietor who is soft spoken but authoritative. If you live near or visit town, a definite destination.
I stopped by this past Saturday and got a nice briar works pipe, escudo, dart set, and board. My wife and I spent at least an hour in the relatively small shop just chatting with George. He was very polite and extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend this place.

Two other locations in the region worth visiting is Milan Tobacconist in Roanoke VA, its the best shop I've ever been in, and Winston's Humidor in Richmond VA. Winston's is mostly cigars but very well kept and premium inventory.
 

andrei.momanu

Lurker
Dec 7, 2022
4
0
31
Quiet Corner of CT
I just found a RYO/cigars shop that sells tinned pipe tobacco 30 mins away a couple of days ago.Other then that, 20 cigar stores, but nothing for pipe lovers less then 60 mins away.
I used to drive an hour to Owls shop In Wooster, Mass , but they are moving to NH :( . I do not know if they age their tins or not, but I got a tin of Mac Barren latakia blend packed in September 2010 last time I was there.
 

mso489

Lifer
Feb 21, 2013
39,427
52,190
I don't know if Pipes by George does phone orders. I think his number is online. The thing is, the shop is essentially a one-man operation with helpers being part-time, it seems. On one occasion, I ran into his son tending shop. At that time, he was a teacher, but he was off on break and had worked hard to get his dad to take time off. I think most of his business is walk-ins.
 

FurCoat

Lifer
Sep 21, 2020
6,370
53,247
North Carolina
I don't know if Pipes by George does phone orders. I think his number is online. The thing is, the shop is essentially a one-man operation with helpers being part-time, it seems. On one occasion, I ran into his son tending shop. At that time, he was a teacher, but he was off on break and had worked hard to get his dad to take time off. I think most of his business is walk-ins.
My office is a few blocks away on the corner of Hillsboro and Glenwood. I stop in at least once a week and never leave empty handed. I've been going to George's since the late eighties when I was a teenager.
 
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carlomarx

Can't Leave
Oct 29, 2011
362
455
State College,PA
I'm lucky, I live 45 minutes from Boswell's in Alexandria, PA. There is the Cigar Den in State College where I live that does carry a limited inventory of pipe stuff. Until recently the local Weis supermarkets and Rite Aid carried Carter Hall and some other codger blends but no longer.
Times change, when I moved here in 1981 there were three pipe B&M's in town, all gone.
 

Pipingntrucking

Might Stick Around
Jun 9, 2022
81
186
Zebulon-JoCo NC
Came across one in the outskirts of Charlotte NC called McCrannies. Nice small shop encircled by a strip mall. Friendly staff. Only place I found that had some meershaum pipes for sale. Shame it's 3 hours away. They do take internet orders however thankfully, and sadly, they don't put their meershaums on the website. Loved the store when I was there to visit.

Was the 4143 Park rd. Location
 

DrTeeth

Might Stick Around
Sep 2, 2022
94
285
Indiana
shiftdrinkpodcast.com
Same here. I’m lucky. I live very close to Pipe Puffer in Indianapolis. It’s next to the carwash. So I end up dropping by once a week to see what’s come in on the latest order. Great selection, too!