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.
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.
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.