One of downtown Flint's oldest businesses turns 83

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July 12, 2011 5:25:55 PM PDT
(07/12/11) -- One of downtown Flint's oldest businesses turns 83-years-old Tuesday.

Paul Spaniola, owner of Paul's Pipe Shop, opened his own business at 15-years-old and has been in downtown Flint for nearly 50 years. Throughout the years, he has had many faithful customers, including Flint's own C.S. Mott.

Now 98-years-old, Spaniola is the only person to be a six-time World Champion pipe smoker and says he has no intention of stopping soon. "I'm 99 right now and I want to be 100, so that I can put on a party."

ABC12 congratulates Spaniola on 83 years of business.



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