Time Catches up to Halifax Tobacco Shop After 150 years


Posted by: Emma Davie 

 CBC News 

 Posted: Feb 09, 2020


After 150 years of selling tobacco in Halifax, Sievert’s Ltd. on Barrington Street will close its doors later this year.

The business began shutting down in the fall, but the owner says they will be open for about a month longer as they continue to sell off the rest of their stock.

“The way things are nowadays when it comes to tobacco and stuff like that, there’s a lot of negativity about it when it comes to people smoking and the vaping and all the different things happening with [cannabis],” said Craig Sievert.

“Things in this business aren’t exactly going up, so you have to move along.”

Sievert’s great-grandfather started the business in 1870. The store has been at its current location on Barrington Street since 1906.

Sievert says he’s the fourth generation to run the family business.


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