About Us

About Us

We are a most unique tobacco and man’s gift shop that specializes in Pipes, cigars, and Tobaccos. We have over 100 different blends of bulk pipe tobaccos including many that we have custom blended as well as many tins and other specialty favorites. A complete stock of over 350 of the best in new and used pipes ensure a diverse selection of choice name brand pipes able to please the most discriminating of collectors!

Our cigar selection is no less formidable as we carry over 50,000 of the most noted brands in stock including Davidoff, Fuente, Dunhill, Macanudo, Excalibur, Cohiba, and so many more all at reasonable pricing. Our years of experience will help you find that new or old favorite most suited to your individual tastes!

Look around and enjoy! If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact us either by email or phone and we will be happy to help. Our tobacconists truly understand and enjoy this wonderful hobby of Pipes, Cigars, and Tobaccos!

The Cast

Bob & Judy Gravett: Owners and operators of Tobacco Place, these dedicated professionals have striven to create an educational and informed shopping environment coupled with fair pricing, friendly customer service, and a comfortable atmosphere that invites relaxing at the shoppe all afternoon. Bob has traveled to the Dominican Republic and studied cigar manufacturing, production, and tasting; and continues to master this fascinating hobby!

Bert Smith: As a tobacconist with over 22 years experience, this professional provides a wealth of knowledge to the beginner and “old hand” alike. Known for his knowledge of collectable pipes and blues music, Bert is always up for a friendly political discussion.

Waymond P. Gott: As a long time customer of Tobacco Place, Waymond finally has so many pipes on lay away that he is forced to work full time in order to make his monthly payments! Known for his colorful tales, acerbic wit, and “Don’t Hate Me Because I am Beautiful” attitude, this cat fancier brings 10 years of pipe and cigar smoking experience as the latest addition to the Tobacco Place family.

Gwenneth “The Cigar Vixen” Bales: Saucy and accommodating, Gwenneth The Cigar (SEE-gaar) Vixen is a favorite at all cigar functions and gatherings. This mother of four will keep you on the edge of your seat as she puts you in your place!

Ryan “Peaches” Koory: As the youngest of the Tobacco Place staff, Ryan is popular with both clientele and management as his youthful exuberance and foggy concept of what the minimum wage actually is meshes well with all involved. His multiple beard-growing attempts have earned him his nick name which he has vowed to keep until the good folks at Dupont finally produce a ‘Lee Press-on Beard’ that does’nt chafe.

Bob”TobaccoPlace.Net” Schafer: Crusty and ornery, this tobacconist of 11 years displays a good knowledge of cigars and tobacco trivia. Known for his grumpy demeanor and plucky “can do” attitude, TobaccoPlace.Net is a favorite with the “Old guys that wear knee-length black socks and mow the lawn everyday” sect.


We at Tobacco Place have always endeavored to provide the best products and services for our loyal customers. In this process, we have affiliated ourselves with the best companies displaying quality, consistency, and customer satisfaction.

  • Member RTDA
  • Member TAA
  • Davidoff White Label Dealer
  • Dunhill Principle Pipe Dealer (PPD) and (RADAR)
  • Member Peterson Gold Circle
  • Member Springfield’s Best
  • Member Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Bob Gravett has graduated from The Cigar University put on by the TAA in the Dominican Republic. This entailed touring among others; the Arturo Fuente, The Davidoff, and Partagas factories. He also was privy to “The Hemmingway Room” located in the Casa de la Fuente!
  • Bob “TobaccoPlace.Net” Schafer has twice been a cigar panelist, including the premiere issue, of Smoke Magazine and has been published in The A&M Gazette!
  • TobaccoPlace.Net and Bert Smith hosted for 3 years the popular “Tobacco Place Cigar Brunch” radio talk show.