- Aug 19, 2015
I am wondering to what extent you all have witnessed a decline in the number of local pipe shops? The US has seemed to go on an anti-smoking Inquisition, banning it just about everywhere in some cities. I have noticed that the places I used to do business years ago are no longer in existence. Where I live now, there are three places, two belonging to the same owner, and they all seem to specialize in cigars, with little square footage assigned to pipes and tobacco. Will all the independents--and chains, for that matter-- eventually disappear from malls and Main St?