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January 08, 2018

Happy New Year – Briar Patch in 2018

Happy New Year!

As we begin 2018, I wanted to take a moment and say thank you to all of our wonderful customers. With your support and patronage, the Briar Patch continues to thrive. We are saddened to hear of the multiple stores across California who have been forced to close their doors in 2017 due to increased taxes, rent, and legislation. FDA legislation are rules are still looming, but we are hopeful for the success of the current lawsuit to address the FDA intrusion into the premium tobacco business.

In 2017, the Briar Patch has survived the increased taxes, losing one of our locations, and impending legislation. We have increased our hours at the Downtown location to accommodate the growth, and will continue to evaluate our offerings to best serve you. Without your support, the success of the Briar Patch would not be possible. We look forward to a successful 2018 in the cigar and tobacco business!

Thank you, and I hope you have a wonderful 2018.

Happy Smoking!

Lauren Michelson
Owner, Briar Patch

By Lauren
In Blog
May 03, 2017

Downtown will remain OPEN. Loehmann’s Plaza lease lost.

The Briar Patch Team is dismayed to inform you that, after eight years, our landlord has elected to not renew our lease at our Loehmann’s store location on Fair Oaks Boulevard. Our Downtown location will continue to operate as usual, along with our web presence at briarpatch.biz. The Loehmann’s location is scheduled to close in Mid-June, after the Father’s Day Holiday.

For our customers who reside in the outlying areas of Sacramento who do not want to make the trek into downtown Sacramento, we will be offering a new free shipping service for you. If you reside within approximately 25 miles of Sacramento, we will ship orders over $20 and weighing up to a pound, for FREE!

We will continue to offer monthly events at our Downtown location, including our Pipe Club. The Downtown storefront is smaller than the Loehmann’s location, however the lounges are comparable in size. We will continue to make improvements to assure the Briar Patch serves all your tobacco related needs. We will also continue to validate parking for the garage at 10th & L Street.

With the unknown pressures of the Prop 56 tax increase, we will not be opening a replacement store this year. Once the tobacco market in California stabilizes after this significant tax increase, we will re-assess our store locations and offerings.

We promise to make this transition as smooth as possible for you, our valued customers. We look forward to continuing to be the premier tobacconist of the greater Sacramento region for many years to come.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.



The Michelson Family

Briar Patch Owners

By Lauren
In Blog
May 28, 2016

New J. Deschaine Pipes!

We have some GORGEOUS new pipes in by Jim Deschaine. Jim’s pipes always sell fast, so if you see one you like, make sure to purchase it before someone else does! All of the pipes are located at our Loehmann’s location in our American Pipe Makers section.

They will also be up on our website by the end of the day today at:


By Lauren
In Blog, Image
April 26, 2016

New Website!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to our new website. We have done a complete overhaul of our website and online ordering system. We hope you like our new look!

Please make sure to create a new account on the website. Unfortunately, we are not able to carry over your old login credentials and account. Simply click ‘Register’ in the upper right hand corner to create a new account. This way we can assure all of your information is safe and correct.

We have added a new events feature to the website. Click on events to see our current calendar of upcoming events.

We are adding new products daily! Make sure to check back often to see the additions.

We are still waiting on a couple updates to the website plug ins, so please bear with us as we continue to update the website to make it better for you! Currently, the tobacco discounts are not being calculated in the cart, however we are adding those discounts back in before we process your credit card. We expect a fix for this within the next 8 to 10 weeks.


Please give us any feedback you have so we can continue to make the website better.


Thank you,

Lauren Michelson

General Manager







By Lauren
In Blog