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It’s where the discerning cigar aficionado and pipe smoker go for premium quality tobacco products, accessories and gifts. Edward Kolpin leased the soda fountain area in his father’s store to sell pipes and his own custom blends of tobacco. The demand for his products grew, so he opened the first Tinder Box in 1928. Kolpin later franchised the store, but continued to run the original in Santa Monica for 78 years. There, he filled the tobacco needs of Hollywood elite like Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, George Burns and Bing Crosby. Today, Tinder Box maintains its tradition of premium quality cigars, pipes and tobacco at stores nationwide. We offer over 130 brands of cigars and 36 loose pipe tobaccos. And all can be smoked in-store thanks to an advanced ventilation system. A casual seating area even lets you enjoy the paper, a smoke, and cup of java. Experience the finest in flavor and value with Tinder Box’s premium tobacco products.