^ One of them places that constantly pop up in online discussions, and a proprietor that has been there for the long haul, a worthy place to stop off and visit for any pipe smoker.
On the bucket list.
"Governments may think and say as they like, but force cannot be eliminated, and it is the only real and unanswerable power. We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose."~Sir Adrian
Hah! They have three chairs in the tobacco corner where all sort of characters hang out. No Playboys sighted, but they might be tucked under boxes of tobacco tins. They have so much stuff there, it a bit overwhelming. On our way out we went into a small room with more pipes. If I'd seen them earlier, my purchase strategy may have been modified. Didn't matter. Spent everything I budgeted for the trip. By the way, the two pipes on the right (a Grabow CDL and Grabow Viking) are gifts for my son. One of these days, I'll get him up there on his day off.
No matter how much time I spend at Paul's Pipe Shop, I still come across things that I’ve never noticed before.
I bet you were happy to find out that you were shopping there during the year end holiday sale.
By "small room with more pipes", do you mean the one at the back of the shop that leads into the upstairs workshop or the pipe store room in the basement? I suspect you are referring to the room on the main floor at the back. That’s technically the Club Room which is a private smoking area for Arrowhead Pipe Club Members, but as you’ve seen it’s a catch all room with some chair squeezed in.
in addition to the Aroowhead Mixture that you got, I highly recommend Darwin Asa (American-English)and Morning Smoke (Va and some Lat). Also, Late Night Smoke but only if you like a blend heavy-ish on Lat and Perique.
Hopefully, we'll run into each other there some day.
BTW- If you do Facebook, there is a group called Pipe Smokers of Michigan which is restricted to Michigan residents.
Yes, that's the room. There were a couple hundred more pipes squirreled away in that room. Funny ting is, as Dan was helping us out, he started pulling stuff from cabinets under the display cards. Stuff he had forgotten that he had. He does have some of the more high-end Kaywoodies - singles and boxed sets. And, it never hurts that a visit coincides with a sale.