in April of 2014 the Red Carpet shall close its' doors for the last time. This store has meant much to me; far more than commerce, far richer than anything monetary.
My grandparents left a legacy that I have looked to and honored. To be fair and good, to recognize that all of us are made from the same stuff, that an other person has to live eat and breathe just as I do--all this they taught by example rather than by words; for this especially I am grateful.
I am deeply honored to have found good and kind folk able to be far more than customers. I am honored that people have found a sort of refuge within these walls. For so long as I shall live they,(and perhaps you are one) are part of me.
I have over four decades as a part of this special place. I look forward to a new sunrise and look back to a history of honor and growth.
My name is Eric Chaika, and I’m a tobacconist. I run the store that my grandfather started in 1948; we have been at 108-1/2 Waterman Street in Providence, Rhode Island since 1960 something.. I’d like to welcome you to our web site.
I know the whys, wherefores and qualities of pipes, cigars and tobaccos, the hows and whats of their related accessories, and the meaning of value. The products we sell are the intersection of art, craft, and practical use.
In our store we pride ourselves on personal service; all of our recommendations are personally tailored to the needs of the smoker. It’s hard to be personal on a web site, I suppose, but we stand ready to answer any questions you might have, and if you tell us what you’re looking for, we can help you find the perfect product.
Our store is more than three times more spacious(!) than ever before. We have comfortable seating, an interesting library; in short, a relaxed atmosphere for you to enjoy.
perhaps the finest variatal coffees in the world
locally roasted by a family owned and operated firm
my kind of folk, and very good at thier profession.
By the cup or beans to take home; whole or ground to order.
fine writing instruments including those from:
MONTEGRAPPA (Italy's oldest pen manufacturer)
AURORA (distictive quality pens and ink since 1919)
SHEAFFER (quality and value)
as well as
QUALITY VINTAGE PENS (1900's through 1950's)
CALLIGRAPHY TOOLS (including old "Osmiroid")
RHODIA PADS ( the best note pads ever made)
(HERBIN-all natural since 1670;
Any questions? call (401) 421-4499
Regular Business Hours
10am to 6pm Tuesday;Wednesday
10am to 6pm Thursday, Friday
or send me e-mail at email@example.com.
108 1/2 Waterman Street
Providence RI 02906
(401) 421 4499
"come on down"
PLEASE NOTE-As age and time have advanced we have decided to join the wonderful world of the two day weekend; in consequence we are not open on Sunday or Monday.
Enjoy your visit.
-- Eric Chaika, Proprietor
Red Carpet Smoke Shop