A well-known Cape Girardeau tobacco shop has moved to a new location that offers cigar and pipe enthusiasts an enhanced shopping experience.
Tobacco Lane is now at 623 S. Silver Springs Road, Suite 600, after more than 20 years at 244 S. Silver Springs Road. The move into the new space in the Shawnee Center took place about two weeks ago. Lease arrangements at the new location were handled by Tom Kelsey and Chris Cole of Lorimont Commercial Real Estate.
Founded in 1982 by Robert Basler, Tobacco Lane was in West Park Mall 18 years before moving to Silver Springs Road. Matt Pruitt purchased the business from Basler in August 2017.
Tobacco Lane specializes in premium hand-rolled cigars and pipe tobacco and also sells humidors, lighters, cigar cutters and other smoking accessories.
The new location features a walk-in humidor and a smoking lounge, lighters, cigar utters, and other smoking accessories.
Cole said the space has been fully renovated from an office suite to a retail storefront. The new space was designed and furnished by Pat Young and his staff at Patrick Furniture.
Kelsey, who has handled a large number of leases at Shawnee Center on behalf of the owner/landlord, said that the addition of Tobacco Lane to the tenant mix makes the neighborhood center an attractive destination in a growing area of town. The new psychiatric and VA hospitals also will being additional traffic to the immediate area.