In 2015, Bennington Tobacconist celebrated their 50 year anniversary!
William Bennington founded Bennington Tobacconist in 1965. With careful consideration, the location was determined in Saint Armand's Circle in Sarasota, Florida. Mr. Bennington had the foresight to institute custom hand mixed tobacco blends and hand rolled cigars. Being a family-operated tobacco shop; his three sons, Jack, Jim and Gary grew up in the business (40+ years of experience). They learned the meaning of service, quality and hard work.
As the business grew, there was a need to expand the operation. A three year search was conducted for the perfect location, which would represent the image and the market desired. The ultimate location was Boca Raton in Palm Beach County located on the east coast of Florida. An existing tobacco shop was obtained, which had been established for fifteen years in the heart of downtown Boca Raton. The shop was purchased in January 7,1980. This is where Jim Bennington became a notable presence not only in the community but in South Florida.
To this day, Jim, Jack and Gary Bennington has continued to honor the family philosophy that quality products should be represented in a proper image.