My camera and visit attracted the attention
of the Tobacco Road manager, Paul Franke. We had a lengthy discussion about his store, the management's policies
and their philosophy on tobacco sales to youth.
The Tobacco Road facility has a double-door entrance. The store requires all visitors to be at least
18 years of age unless accompanied by an adult. Mr. Franke says they are extremely strict about the age
restriction. They fully comply with city and state regulations regarding the sale of tobacco products.
Mr. Franke invited me to make a detailed inspection of the premises and offered me the opportunity to
meet with owner, Michael Wiener. I was impressed by the professional attitude of Mr. Franke. While
I do not believe the location of the facility is in the best interest of the community, I do appreciate
the attention Tobacco Road management gives to the various tobacco sales regulations.