Old fashioned flavor in DickinsonFor those looking for a change from the cigarettes they purchase in a gas station, The Old Tobacco Shoppe is in downtown Dickinson.
For those looking for a change from the cigarettes they purchase in a gas station, The Old Tobacco Shoppe is in downtown Dickinson.
A South Dakota family new to the area opened the business March 26. Deb and Dave Dench, their children Dave Jr. and Shannon Timmer, along with their significant others, Trisha Olson and Jeremy Timmer, run the store.
“We all came to work up here,” Dave Jr. said of his family.
They liked Dickinson and settled in.
The Old Tobacco Shoppe offers a variety of loose tobacco and a machine that roles it into smokes.
“It seemed like a good business venture,” Shannon said. “They’re really expanding with the roll your own.”
The flavor and cost of rolling your own smokes is the biggest draw to their business. Customers can load tobacco into the rolling machine and make 200 smokes in eight minutes for about $25, Olson said.
“There are more organic tobaccos and natural tobaccos with less additives and less chemicals,” Dave Jr. said.
There are cases available at The Old Tobacco Shoppe that protect freshly rolled smokes like the packaging many are used to buying smokes in.
“Eventually we’re going to have your normal cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff … but right now we’re kind of based around the roll your own,” Dave Jr. said. “Everything you can imagine in a store we’re going to try to get in here.”
A larger cigar selection along with assorted pipes and electronic cigarettes will be coming, he added.
The Old Tobacco Shoppe is open seven days a week. It’s at 27 First St. W.
The company’s grand opening is Friday through Sunday.
To contact the owners, call 701-483-0865.