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BOULDER, Colo. — The Cigarette Store Corp. (TCSC), which does business as Smoker Friendly, is adding to its tobacco store portfolio, acquiring Cigars on 6th in Denver.
The premium tobacconist and cigar store will continue to operate as Cigars on 6th; however, Smoker Friendly will introduce its brand family of cigars into the store.
"The acquisition of this store is a great opportunity to continue to expand our footprint in the Denver market and more specifically continue to grow our market share in the hand-rolled cigar retail sector," said Terry Gallagher Jr., president of TCSC/Smoker Friendly.
"We are very excited about bringing the great premium cigar business that is established in this store and the unique neighborhood personality that Dan Dunne created at Cigars on 6th into our portfolio," he added.
Dunne is exiting the business, Gallagher added.
In addition to retaining the Cigar on 6th banner, Smoker Friendly said it is "committed to operating the store with the same dedication to customer service and product selection as previously provided, while maintaining the excellent team of Cigar on 6th employees."
Smoker Friendly continues to look at other acquisition opportunities in multiple markets as it seeks to grow its retail footprint nationally.
Boulder-based TCSC is a family-owned business and is the largest licensee of Smoker Friendly International. The company has the largest retail tobacco store operation in the United States with 103 retail outlets with a mix of tobacco stores, cigar lounges, liquor stores, and Gasamat convenience store/gas stations in six states.