Best place to buy a pipe (Outside Chittenden County)
- 2653 Waterbury-Stowe Road, Waterbury Center, VT
- (802) 244-6456
Stash N’ Stowe Smokeshop probably isn’t a household name to most Vermont pipe aficionados — yet. But this year’s first-time Daysie winner for best pipe store outside Chittenden County has already earned a smokin’ reputation internationally. SNS owner Sarah Coshow is married to Kurt B, a Burlington-based conceptual artist whose glasswork ranges from the classic to the colorful to the insanely cool. They recently sold one of his water pipes, or “bubblers,” that resembles a real water fountain, for $4000.
Coshow is now thrilled that her smoke shop, which opened just last year and is sourced primarily by Vermont artists, has finally been discovered by Seven Days puffers. “I’m shocked!” she says, on learning of the Daysie. “This is so cool!”
SEVEN DAYS: Do customers ever give you shit for not actually being in Stowe?
SARAH COSHOW: It’s funny. The tourists never realize it. Since I’m moving a mile away soon, my landlord asked, “Are you changing the name because you’re going to be in Waterbury?” I said, “We’re in Waterbury now.”
SD: The Cabot Annex seems like an unlikely locale for a head shop.
SC: It’s been great. Smokers eat, and we love all the free cheese and chocolate.