Head Shop Opens Just Three Blocks From Bishop Arts District
Just three blocks from where the Bishop Arts District’s storefronts trail off, Boss Tobacco Shop opened without much fanfare two weekends ago at 401 S. Bishop Ave., just steps from Jefferson Street.
Before hipsters who make the small trek from Eno’s to Texas Theatre get too excited, let’s be clear. It’s not the patchouli paradise you’d expect in Deep Ellum or Austin. It’s a tiny space that sells mostly cigarettes and papers. But it does have a modest collection of “water pipes” whose variety is rivaled by the Little Debbie assortment wisely positioned by the entrance.
So far, the store’s faced no complaints from neighbors or the community, said Cynthia Mora, who opened the shop alongside her mother, Louisa, and her sister Lety and her boyfriend, Chris Montez.
“Everyone who’s walked into this store has shown us a lot of love,” Cynthia Mora said. (Note to Highland Park: You won’t ever get this from Craigslisters.)
Note: A reader noted that this isn’t the first head shop in Oak Cliff; one called JayLee’s existed in the ’70s. Thank you! Anyone else with other memories to contribute can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.