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New Smoke Shop Catching Eyes in Haverford

Residents and government officials alike are keeping an eye on a new Haverford business.

A new Haverford business has caught the attention of the area’s residents, police and government.

During public session at the Haverford Township Commissioners meeting on Monday, Havertown resident Bill Corcoran spoke about Greyboy’s a new Darby Road business, calling the tobacco shop a “head shop” and asking the commissioners to keep a watchful eye on the business.

“I have a big problem with [the business],” he said. “My wife went in and said it’s all loaded up … in the back, it’s all bongs. You can’t say its tobacco, because no one smokes tobacco out of a vaporizer. It may be legal, but it’s not right.”

Corcoran asked that the township use “every legal and zoning law they can” to “prevent a bad element” from coming to the area.

Commissioner Bill Wechsler said that he and the police department were aware of the shop, and that “it is being watched.”

“We are being vigilant,” he said. “We can’t regulate what kind of businesses come in. We don’t associate this type of business with Haverford Township, but everyone has a right to rent a place and open a business.”

Wechsler said that “from a police and codes perspective,” the business was being watched.

Greyboy’s owner Mar Singler said in a story from the Delco Times that his store’s pipes are for tobacco use only. Read their full coverage here.

Dave Mowers August 18, 2012 at 09:12 PM
Glass pipes and bongs are illegal under PA State law contact your Mayor.
George Jones III August 18, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Could you cite the statute i looked and couldnot find it. Thanks
MJP August 21, 2012 at 12:57 PM
They sell water pipes and decorative silicon based apparatus...
ConcernedHtown September 01, 2012 at 02:16 PM
If John post is accurate, I am truly disappointed in the township. We all know that, regardless of the disclaimers, these products are NOT being sold for tobacco only use. Anyone that doesn't see that is as clueless as the township zoning committee.
Marissa September 10, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Parents, be realistic: If someone wants to smoke other things than tobacco they will with the local headshop or without. If the bong is not available in a store close by, it can be bought on craigslist, ebay, and other pages online. The seller on the web will most likely not 'card' the buyer. The parents who believe that the headshop is the reason why their teenage children smoke pot are far off. The kids who smoke pot get it probably at their school, or from their friends and that is where the real problem lies. These kids will use rolling papers or make a coke bottle bong because the handblown art pieces are much to expensive.

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