LACONIA — The Lefebrve Building at 245 Union Avenue will soon become the fourth outlet of Smokers Haven, a group of stores with an extensive inventory catering to the diverse tastes of those who smoke or vape.
The 3,129-square-foot building at the corner of Winter Street, with an unfinished upper story of 2,340-square-feet, was constructed in 1935 and was last home to Rent-A-Cente, which moved downtown four years ago. It was recently purchased by Brett Scott, a 22 year old entrepreneur, for $130,000 and is undergoing a thorough renovation and remodeling in anticipation of the business opening in November. The store will join outlets in Manchester, Nashua and Epsom, all owned an operated by Scott, who also in the principal of Excel Realty Investments, LLC. .
The inventory of what might be described as a "head shop" will range from the conventional to the exotic to include tobacco, cigarettes, rolling papers, pipes, water pipes, vaporizers, electric cigarettes, incense and various other accessories. The store will also house a hookah lounge, or shisha bar, where patrons can enjoy as many as 100 flavors of mu'assel or shisha, a syrupy tobacco mix laced with molasses and flavored with fruits, herbs an even gummy bears.
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