Greetings all! Well, we finally got our permits from the city Friday the 31st of August. Since then it has been a whirlwind of activity and progress. Gotta admit, it sure feels nice to see some of our plans coming together. Ventilation, Plumbing, and electrical are all three bg things that have been working together the last two weeks. A few more days and those parts should be relatively complete. Then its on to renovating the bar, the walls, the floor, painting, and decorating. If all goes according to the timeline we are set to have our Grand Opening on Friday October 2nd! There will pipes and cigars aplenty, ladies with cigar trays, drinks all around, and live blues and rock n’ roll music, courtesy of Jeff Fox. It will surely be a memorable evening for the premium tobacco community. We are incredibly excited to unveil everything including our new lounge humidor. You can see it unfinished, below.
Before the Grand Opening we plan to soft open, and operate like normal (or as close as can get to “normal). This will help us iron out any wrinkles in our overall game plan, and garner feedback from you, our customers on what you like and what could be improved. Unlike the Grand Opening, we do not have a hard date for soft open. It will happen as soon as we can make it, but is severely dependent on many factors. One thing we can guarantee: we will put out a blast as soon as we know, and also day of. So keep checking back here for updates!
Pre-ordering has opened up for Premium Memberships! Pre-ordering discount deals apply to annual memberships only, and only for the first year. Monthly membership can be purchased at this time as well. Pre-ordering runs from September 1st until the Grand Opening on October 2nd.
Renewal date for a pre-ordered annual membership would be 10/2/16 (to coincide with Grand Opening). The membership can be used during the soft opening, before the Grand Opening.
Price structure as follows:
Annual: $500 (regularly $550)
Military Annual Rate: $450 (regularly $500)
*You basically get 3 months for free
Monthly: $55/ Military Monthly Rate: $50
Purchase of Premium Annual & Monthly memberships score you a list of perks including:
- All day access to general lounge and amenities (no minimum product purchases or Day Pass required)
- Use of “Members Only” entrances/exits
- Access to “lounge only” products and services
- Tobacco of the month
- 10% off all products in shop and lounge
- Special rates at the bar
- Exclusive first access to new & promotional product
- Personal humidified locker for cigar, beverage, and accessories storage
- More benefits as the lounge grows
We are excited to announce that we have partnered up with Cigar Reserve to bring to you cedar spills for cigar lighting. The saber-shaped cedar spills burn clean and offer a fresh hint of cedar when lighting your cigar. They are without a doubt the classiest way to light up, besides igniting one’s stogie with a hundred dollar bill.
And if all this were not enough, we want to share with you a look at a new batch of Fredrico Rovera pipes. Fe.ro has long been known for quality and affordability and we think they are one of the best values on the market. Behold, these Italian beauties. We have about three dozen in stock!
We also have a fresh batch of affordable pipes from the Rigoletto Factory in Italy. for the price, they are hard to beat. And we have plenty to choose from!
Well that’s all for the moment. We’ll continue to post updates on the lounge, so check back frequently. Or call. Or come in! We are delighted to serve you, our great customers!
Until next time, long ashes to you.
All photos courtesy of Mary Banducci Photography