I believe Jeannie’s to be the last gentleman’s smoke shop. Their shelves are not cluttered with bongs, bubblers or hookahs, but a fine selection of cigars, pipes, and hard-to-find imports. The personnel at Jeannie’s are knowledgeable, informed and enthusiastic about their products. This shop is a throwback to a simpler time, when a smoker could still enjoy a bit of dignity and satisfaction in their choice, not the degree of shame and ridicule we’re made to feel for it now.
Jeannie’s massive inventory, a major draw for customers, is proving to be their downfall. Some smaller shops look to pay around $25,000 in taxes come July 1, and probably less after a major push to deplete their pre-tax stock. Jeannie’s will have to pay upward of $125,000.
So, let’s help these guys out. Buy your next pack at Jeannie’s. Get dad a cigar for Father’s Day. Stock up on your bulk rolling tobacco, because pretty soon it will only be available in one-ounce pouches. Besides, it’s in your own best interest to stockpile before the tax hike. Let’s give these guys a good send-off to thank them for over 60 years of service.
Owner Gary Klc was quoted in the The Salt Lake Tribune, saying, “When I think of my customers and suppliers, I feel like I’m losing my best friends. It’s like I’m going to a funeral.” This funeral need not take place. Let’s buy every last cigar, pipe, and pack in the place. Without the crippling, one-time payment, Gary and the guys at Jeannie’s will have a chance to keep soldiering on and continue to deliver a fine product to the discriminating Salt Lake City smoker. Let’s stick it to the man; win one for the little guy. Hey gang, let’s save Jeannie’s!
Salt Lake City