Yearly Archives: 2014

Can Rollers in Miami’s Little Havana Survive Lifting Cuban Embargo?

What will be the fate of a small group of elite Cuban cigar rollers in Miami who have created a niche industry making special edition cigars that sell for as much as $700 per box in Europe? The city's Little Havana district - which was characterized in 2013 by Cigar Aficionado magazine as "a new hot spot for creative…
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Cigar City

Once the “Cigar Capital of the World,” Tampa Still Offers a Taste of the Old World One of Ybor City’s famous roosters struts in front of an old casita’s covered porch where tabaqueros from another era may have once relaxed on a peaceful night drawing slow, contemplative puffs from a freshly made Havana. The pleasant,…
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Web Redesign Helps AJs Mobile Cigar Emporium

A.J. “Augie” Mauser loves to talk about cigars wherever he's at - and that's important since his mobile store moves around so much, from downtown to many of Tampa's neighborhoods: Ybor City, Hyde Park, North Tampa and Seminole Heights. His redesigned web site has updated all of his times, days and locations, including a site north…
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Cigars and Golf, a Natural Twosome

But Does Golf Face Dismal Future? For many, golfing is an important part of how they live their own personal cigar lifestyle. But the game is having problems, losing 1.1 million players last year with even more serious long-term issues, according to a story published in the June 23-29 Bloomberg Businessweek. “The game is hard,…
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