Owner Patrick Siegel brings a clear sense of mission in the way he offers highest quality products in an environment to be savored.
“Robusto & Briar came from my sense for a need to bring to the public something more than just a place to walk in and buy a cigar,” he says.
As a pipe and tobacco blender by trade and training, Siegel developed a vision for a destination for the aficionado as well as the everyday client.
“I felt we needed something, a place where we could come and sit down and enjoy the cigars we bought that day,” he says.
The result is a total smokers experience, 3000 square feet of store highlighted by a 360 square foot humidor that is home to about 400 different cigars.
“This came out of my passion from having worked in the industry for over a decade,” he says.
“We strive to meet all of your premium tobacco needs with unparalleled knowledge, service, and facilities. We offer a wide selection tobacco, lighters, cigar cutters, humidors, and of course handmade briar pipes.”
The environment is distinctive, shaped by cabinetry reclaimed by Ohio’s oldest tobacco distributor in Youngstown. Visitors will be taken by the reclaimed and recycled wood, including the floors; barn doors made of alder; and an 1880 back bar made of wormy chestnut that Siegel procured from the original location.
“It offers a warm and inviting atmosphere, a place to enjoy pipes and purchase tobacco,” adds Siegel. “We are here to provide customers with help, with a quality-driven approach to serve clients. We are in this to match everyone with what best suits them.”
The shop sells premium cigars, house blends of pipe tobacco and accessories in a refurbished 3,000 square-foot storefront at 1388 Riverside Drive.