Boulder-based The Cigarette Store Corp.‘s Smoker Friendly has acquired Smoker’s Outlet, a chain with 33 stores in Missouri.
Smoker Friendly will immediately take over all locations — primarily cigarette, tobacco and liquor stores.
The company also will retain 120 employees who currently work for Smoker’s Outlet.
“These stores provide a great opportunity to expand our corporate store footprint with our existing company stores in the mountain states and Florida” said TCSC/Smoker Friendly President Terry Gallagher Jr., according to Cigar Coop. “We are very excited about bringing these stores and their great team into our portfolio. Dennis Prock and Perry Cheatham and their team did a great job building the company and operating tobacco stores in Missouri and we are proud Dennis looked to Smoker Friendly as the acquirer when he was ready to exit the business.”
Smoker Friendly operates 102 stores in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska and Florida, including four in Boulder County. With the addition to Smoker’s Outlet, the company will have 135 stores in six states with more than 600 employees.