Yelm Smoke Plus has reopened with a new owner dedicated to providing top-notch, quality service and products to Yelm area customers.
Mark Ryan purchased the closed business last December and invites all area smokers to come in and check-out his quality selections.
If he does not have what you are looking for, ask and he’ll get it.
This writer received a call from Mr. Ryan asking to get the word out about his tobacco varieties. I must say I had never been in this shop previously and was so touched by this man’s enthusiasm about his store in Yelm, I had to go by and meet Mark.
I listened to his unique story and had to write down highlights to share with Yelm Community Blog readers:
Mark Ryan worked for Philip Morris Tobacco Company for 6 years as an independent contractor on the wholesale side of the business.
When his wife was told of the Yelm Smoke Shop being for sale, the idea to own a quaint store in a small town so appealed to him, he jumped on the chance to purchase the business. He was successful.
Mark and his wife live in Kent and he commutes 40 miles each way daily, however he says that the reason he can be so successful here is the exemplary customer service he can provide by being able to fulfill customer requests by going to the wholesalers near where he lives in King County, rather than wait on deliveries that may take days or up to a week.
Ryan points out that Yelm area “young people had better have a valid ID before they walk in this door.” He looks forward to meeting new customers and welcoming locals into his shop.
Located across from McDonald’s:
Yelm Smoke Plus
508 Yelm Ave W.
WON’T YOU STOP IN AND SAY HELLO TO MARK RYAN, EVEN IF YOU DO NOT USE TOBACCO PRODUCTS? THE AROMA AND SMILE FROM THIS MAN ARE WORTH THE STOP ALONE.
TELL YELM SMOKE SHOP YOU READ ABOUT THEM ON THE YELM COMMUNITY BLOG!