Leavitt & Peirce

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If These Walls Could Talk

Leavitt & Peirce may just be the oldest small business in Cambridge. Located in its original location since 1883, this tobacco and cigar shop has withstood the whims of time, while accruing the historical content of Harvard Square’s distinguished past.

The owner of Leavitt & Peirce, Paul Macdonald, is the perfect Harvard Square personality. In personable conversation, he is equal parts poet, philosopher, and historian. He is unique and a bit old fashion. He believes in the motto, “Comfort, Quality, and Price” and builds his business on exceptional customer service.

Local musician and host of Clinical Depression! on CCTV, is a longtime customer of Leavitt & Peirce, and friend of Macdonald. In this video, they discuss the history of Leavitt & Peirce, and some current Cambridge issues.