A Brief History of Randys Tobacco Shop

Randy's Tobacco Shop
A Brief History -

Our current history began in September 1989, when our company President and Owner, Randy Biggs, purchasedRandy Biggs Profile Pic Large a franchised tobacco store from Tinder Box International. During this period, the 382 square foot tobacco shop specialized in Cigars, Tobaccos, Pipes, Lighters, and collectible gifts.

Randy knew at that time of his acquiring the franchise that he wanted to restructure the store and go back to being a traditional tobacco store. Because of that wish, he created a more traditional tobacco store. in 1992.  Tinder Box at Lafayette Square Mall ceased to exist and the name changed to THE TOBACCO SHOP of Indianapolis.

Randys Tobacco Shop circa 2004


In June 1996, THE TOBACCO SHOP moved out of Lafayette Square Mall and into a 2000 square foot store. The store was at 4660 West 38th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.


Randys Tobacco Shop circa 2008

In January 2007, Randy’s TOBACCO SHOP moved to the back side of the same strip mall, into a 4800 square foot site. It was at 3854 Lafayette Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46254.

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Randy’s Tobacco Shop retail store closed in April 2013.

Randy’s website began in June 1996 and continues today. Along with the online web store, and this blog.

A very special Thank You to all of my customers and friends over the years. Over 500,000 customer transactions to date. Thank You very much for your loyal patronage and special friendships we’ve made.

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