The pipe department is presided over by award winning pipe maker Paul Bonacquisti, who brings his 25 years of pipe making and tobacco experience to Park-Lane. In addition to the pipes of Paul Bonacquisti, the store carries a huge selection of hand made pipes from around the world, with the artisans in most cases being personal friends with Paul. Pipe makers are a close fraternity, and Paul can always recall an amusing story or provide background information about his many friends in the pipe business. Being a student of pipes and tobacco and their history, Paul is also a font of knowledge about pipe making, pipe companies, and the pipe-collecting hobby in general.
Very few shops have a pipe maker on staff, and this is a big advantage when it comes to helping choose a pipe or get a newcomer started in the hobby. After all, who knows more about pipes than a pipe maker? Pipes and hand blended Tobacco are just as prominent in the store as Cigars, and the staff works very hard to ensure your satisfaction whether a beginner or a seasoned pipe aficionado.