Carrie Rengers

Craig Gabel to open Riverside Smoke Shop

Businessman Craig Gabel is opening another tobacco shop.

He already owns a couple of shops called Mike’s Smoke Shop, but this one will be the Riverside Smoke Shop. That’s because the business is opening in Riverside next to Riverside Cafe at 13th and Bitting.

That’s the same pattern Gabel has followed for his other smoke shops, which are next to the Breakfast Club at 1002 S. Seneca and Cathy’s Westway Cafe at 1215 W. Pawnee.

Gabel expects to open in about a week.

“We’re having a little trouble with the permit,” he says of getting a door installed between his shop and the restaurant.

Gabel says someone didn’t do everything needed on paperwork for the door.

“It’s caused us some heartburn.”

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