Riverside entrepreneur Bill Bromley developed a taste for cigars during smoke breaks on construction sites when he was in his 20s.
He turned his hobby into a business in 2006 when he took over operation of the Mission Tobacco Lounge in the city’s downtown. Now, Bromley, 35, is moving further up the supply chain with his own brand of cigars and a partnership in a manufacturing facility in Honduras. Ream more »
James George opened Fogue & Bates, which featured a well-appointed smoking lounge and an enormous selection of cigars, in 1996. Ream more »
H.R. 1639 in the U.S. House of Representatives now has 190 co-sponsors — closing in on the 218 needed for a majority — and S. 1461 in the U.S. Ream more »
La Flor Dominicana is best known for ball-busting, full-bodied smokes like the Double Ligero, Airbender, and The Digger. Still, many of La Flor’s cigars don’t fit the big and bold type-casting, inlcluding the Premium line (La Flor’s first line) and the Cameroon Cabinet, the subject of this review. Ream more »
The site at 235 N. Third Ave. qualifies as a result of environmental contamination inside the vacant factory by animals and pigeons, making it eligible for funding to mitigate that contamination.
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The building that used to house downtown nightclub 807 Fire and Ice will soon be a Cuban cigar bar.
Mandi Kaye, job coordinator with general contractors for the project Scenic City Enterprises, said Monday that the new business should be open within the next couple of months.
“We are gutting it out,” Kaye said. “[We will] make it all brick interior, make it look real nice, and then we’re going to start the Cuban cigar bar.” Ream more »
Ferndale City Council approved a liquor license on Monday night for Secret Bar and Bistro, which will open at 315-319 W. Nine Mile Road – including the former location of Le Soups.
Council members unanimously approved the license following a discussion about possible noise and second-hand smoke concerns. Ream more »
“Golf and cigars, they just blend,” said Hazelwood, a cigar aficionado of 30 years from Knoxville, Tenn. “It’s in the outside, the open air … but you don’t see as many of them anymore.” Ream more »
Given the location when selecting our pick of the week, there seemed to be no other choice — we went with Cigar City Brewery’s Maduro Brown Ale, an English-style brown ale, 5.5% alcohol by volume. Ream more »
But here’s an even scarier stat from a recent survey by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University: About nine out of 10 people who smoke, drink, or use other drugs starting doing it before they turned 18, including 91.4 percent of those addicted to nicotine.
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