Does anyone know anything about Bert's Smoke Shop in Carrboro (on Main St., between Acme and Armadillo Grill)? For years I've been trying to figure out exactly what the deal is with the place...is it a private club? A beer joint that anyone can walk into? Do they serve food?
I've gone as far as to eyeball the door that opens onto the back area near Tom Robinson's seafood. Even asked a few long-time residents, all of whom have plead ignorance or else suggested that I should avoid the place altogether (vague air of menace in their voices).
My curiousity just comes from the total under-the-radar quality of the place: its hours are inscrutible, it's hidden, and its sign is written in faded black sharpie ink. I'm intrigued.
Any wisdom, most appreciated.
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