Smoke shops, also known as head shops, have been around for a handful of decades, originating in the sixties, and continuing until present day. What had once been a counterculture resource for smoking paraphernalia, has now found a luxe niche in the world of cannabis and high-end tobacco enjoyment.
Enter Gray Lady Smoke Shop, Nantucket’s first store specializing in cigars and glass. Nestled in the center of town, Gray lady shares sidewalk space with well-known shops such as Jessica Hicks and The Verdant Maiden. Just a quick stroll from The Hy-Line, zig zag your way up to Union Street, making sure you ogle all the docked yachts and stop for a drink at one of the many world-class restaurants along the way, such as Cru Oyster Bar or Straight Wharf Restaurant to name a couple.
Once you’ve arrived at 2 Union, head up the stairs to the second floor. There you’ll find yourself in a wonderful nook of a shop stocked with premium cigars, unique glass, as well as, a collection of other treasures featuring local artists. Go prepared to indulge and spoil yourself.
After picking up the best Gray Lady has to offer, head out to Ack Natural, Nantucket’s premier cannabis dispensary, to round out your smoking experience. There you can choose from a curated selection of in-house produced flower, edibles, tinctures and more.
As the population grows in both number and diversity, Nantucket’s offerings continue to reflect the unique needs of those who call this island home, or home away from home. Enjoy the adventure of finding all of Nantucket’s hidden, and not-so-hidden, gems!