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Feb. 11th, 2008 | 02:25 pm
posted by: senzaf1ne in pittsburgh

Does anybody know of any places in Pittsburgh that sells water pipes for tobacco?

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crystal moccasins, bionic jeans

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from: clobby
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
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i think every store in PA was dismantled during operation pipe dreams years ago. But I may be wrong--I have since moved away.

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The Caped Avenger (A.K.A. Ralph ;)

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from: cpdavngr
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
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I thought it was just Allegheny County...?

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from: companymanners
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC)
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The same place where they sell bootleg WDVE tapes?

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Pat Lewis

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from: lunchbreak_pat
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 07:52 pm (UTC)
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You could always wait until the next time Tommy Chong comes to town:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3026645.stm

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karebear82

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from: karebear82
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
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You mean for strictly smoking tobacco, right? RIGHT?

You might want to add that or youre going to get lots o responses telling you its illegal.

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The Caped Avenger (A.K.A. Ralph ;)

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from: cpdavngr
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 07:54 pm (UTC)
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You weren't even allowed to say that word in shops that used to sell various devices back in the day or they would throw you out. It was pipe or water pipe.

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reflex

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from: reeeeeeeeflex
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
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When I was a young man, you could go into many a shop, usually into the basement, and there find many water pipes for tobacco for sale. I used to gaze in awe at the many varied and artful ways they were shaped and fashioned. They glimmered and glinted on the shelves, in the light. They were almost like shiny little sculptures of modern art residing in a museum. I count it as a cultural loss that the water pipes for tobacco are not as easily found these days, and certainly not in such quantities. I never even bought any water pipes for tobacco, I just liked looking at them as art forms.

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Pat Lewis

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from: lunchbreak_pat
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
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In all seriousness, I have seen "water pipes" for sale by vendors at many of our area's finer flea markets.

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Erik

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from: writer00
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
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Seconded. This seems to be the only place you can still find these. Or you can take a trip to Canal Street in NYC and get something from one of dozens of street vendors. Go figure.

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from: eightwednesday
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
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There's a place in New Brighton, right on the main drag (which is a state road, that you can seriously just take right out of town, just head out of the city on Ohio River Boulevard and it'll get you there).

They sell them but if you say "weed", "pot", or any word that could even be used as a reference they WILL NOT sell anything to you.

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Kristy

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from: kpup
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
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ha ha, really? That is my hometown, I had no idea....what store is it?

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crystal moccasins, bionic jeans

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from: clobby
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
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Have you checked Out of Africa Primitive Art?

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Tracy

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from: senzaf1ne
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
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haha, thats great

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Kate

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from: mehndix
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
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You can try the South Side, I can't recall the name of the import store right now, I think it was Nick's. You could also try the Sphinx Cafe in Oakland, it's near India Garden.

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unixd0rk

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from: unixd0rk
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 08:12 pm (UTC)
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try the wildwood peddler's faire. one booth has some "glass art".

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Hopita

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from: hopita
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
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I think there's a place in Squirrel Hill ... maybe Casablanca Gallery? And I think -- possibly -- also that place on E. Carson Street. I completely forget what that place is called, but I know it's right near The Rex.

For both of those places we're talking hookahs, BTW.

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N.

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from: furious_mold
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)
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It might be out of the way for you, but you should look into West Virginia.

I remember a place called "Tommy the Cat" or something like that...

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I'll be nobody's guru, darling

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from: headtilt22
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
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Does anyone else remember the vending machine at the Beehive?

That's all I will say.

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unixd0rk

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from: unixd0rk
date: Feb. 11th, 2008 11:14 pm (UTC)
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oh, they don't sell finished devices, but home depot or any other hardware store sells lots of stuff that can be used to construct the ugliest but possibly most-bitchin'-est tobacco water pipe evar.

i remember the day after the ban in this county i needed a pipe for my tobacco so i went to rite aid and got a corncob and some pipe screens from gus millers. some deterrent that crap law is.

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Aleks

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from: weaz3l
date: Feb. 12th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
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I have no idea about anywhere in this area but there's a place on High St. (harr harr) in West Virginia right over the border that has them in the basement (the name of the shop fails me right now but you can't miss it and all the cool college kiddies hang out there - at least every time I was there). It's only about 40 minutes to an hour drive.

Also, if you're a college student and live on campus they'll confiscate it even if it is "just for tobacco". There was a huge thing in one of my campus newspapers about it and how most colleges in the area will take them from you no matter what you claim to smoke in them - I'm not sure if this is still true but I read the article about two years ago.

EDIT: The one I went to was called Cool Ridge. There's apparently another one in that area called The Den too (found this on google search because it was bothering me that I couldn't remember the name).

Edited at 2008-02-12 05:58 pm (UTC)

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Sara

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from: frackass
date: Feb. 14th, 2008 11:57 pm (UTC)
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i think the place you're talking about is called the foxes den in morgantown. if you just want to pop over to Weirton there's a place on Pennsylvania Ave called Novelty Plus that used to sell a bunch of glass pipes and I'm pretty sure they still do. There's also another place on Penco Rd. called Naughty By Nature. Be prepared to be ID'd when you go in there, though.

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from: lostinbq
date: Apr. 24th, 2010 05:14 am (UTC)
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there is a good shop up here in belle vernon called tabacoworld near gabes and the steakhouse. thay got a nice selection for a small 1 case but still thay always got somthing thay catches my eye..

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