What started as an investment in a business quickly became a passion for premium cigars. For Mina Herran, owner of Mina’s Cigar Lounge, the venture didn’t go as originally planned, which proved to be a blessing in disguise. In June 2017 Herran became the first African-American Female owner of a premium cigar brick and mortar in the city of Baltimore, MD.
Thomas Supply Trade Cigars opened the retail area first and then the classy and classic lounge in December of 2018, “The Living Room” is now a place to relax, work and socialize on the busy town center.
The Smoke Inn Cigars franchise, which is comprised of 11 retail and lounge locations throughout Florida and Internet retail, hosted hundreds of cigar enthusiasts from all over the East Coast in beautiful West Palm Beach, Florida February 14th – 17th for the 13th Annual Great Smoke.
Nice Ash owner Rob Roth opened 2007 in New York his own establishment with all of the services and amenities he felt were missing in the Buffalo/Depew cigar landscape.
Justin Harris ventured north of Baltimore, MD where off the beaten path lies a true gem: the Main Street Cigar & Pipe Company. Upon entering the lobby, Justin could already tell that he was in for a treat and a few hours of enjoyment.
What could possibly make a visit to an already awesome adult playground even better? A cigar lounge, that’s what!
Looking around the landscape of the cigar industry, one thing notably missing is the presence of African-American brick & mortar owners, especially females. Shirley McClellan opened the Fire & Smoke Cigar Parlor in Baltimore, MD with a mission.
Chase Lyle, Primings’ owner, took his time in building a destination that encompassed everything he felt a cigar lover would appreciate. Located on the edge of the booming downtown convention, tourism and sports district, Primings boasts to “offer the finer things in life” while not putting a strain on the enthusiast’s wallet.
Classifying the QG as a one-stop-shop would be an insult and understatement. This “department store” is a comprehensive experience and a must-visit locale when visiting Baltimore, MD.
Driving on Sherwood Road in Cockeysville, MD, there sits what appears to be a large house/event space on a hill under the covering of hundred-year-old trees. This resort-esque venue is the Humidour Cigar Shoppe, a full-service tobacconist.
Opening its doors in 2016, Blue Smoke (formerly Smokin’ Joes) has quickly become a go-to location for the eastern Tennessee cigar community and for those passing through on their way to the Rocky Mountains.
Affectionately known as “The Abbey” to those that frequent it, the venue’s staff has managed to create an atmosphere of community. Seeking to provide their clients with whatever their palates crave, Smoker’s Abbey has become a one-stop shop for those that enjoy an easy-going, fun vibe.