Uptown Cigar Co. seeks greener, less taxy pastures

Looks like Tom Golisano's not the only New Yorker to flee to the bosom of the Sunshine State because of taxes. Kingston business Uptown Cigar Co., facing a possible 90% excise tax on tobacco, is headed south too:

The store, which has stood at the corner of John and Fair streets for 12 years, will relocate to Florida, according to owner Michelle Tuchman, who will continue to live in Kingston.

The closing's culprit?

Tuchman blames New York state's "unending appetite for tax and fee increases."