MONROE, CT — Smokers Tune, a new smoke shop at 292 Elm St., opened on Dec. 1, filling a storefront at Elm Street Plaza that had been vacant since Olympic Sport Tae Kwon Do closed.
“We welcome another new business and wish them success,” First Selectman Ken Kellogg said during a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday afternoon. “This is a space that was vacant for sometime and we’re glad to see it filled.”
Mohammad Nofal, the owner of Smokers Tune, said he is grateful to town officials and to the Monroe Chamber of Commerce and Monroe Economic Development Commission members, who organized a grand opening for his new business. The ceremony was attended by Kellogg and William Holsworth, the town’s community and economic recovery coordinator.
“This is my first business,” Nofal said. “We have a family business my cousin runs in Peekskill. I worked for him for three years and now I think it’s time for me to strike out on my own.”
Nofal runs his Monroe store with his brother, Samer Nofal.
Smokers Tune has popular brands of cigars and everything from hookah’s, flavors, vapes and CBD to delta 8, Juul, vape juice, salt nic, Kratom, grinders, scales, backwoods and raw paper.
“We’re knowledgable about what we’re doing,” Mohammad said. “We have the greatest products and the cheapest prices around.”
Already failed a compliance test for selling to minors. Incredible. Monroe P&Z should be less concerned with filling vacant stores fronts and more concerned with what’s going in them.