Bethlehem, PA (September 15, 2020) – Cigars International (CI) announced today that the company has opened a CI Superstore in Fort Worth. The new store marks Cigars International’s second Superstore in Texas and the company’s fifth retail location in the U.S.
The 8,000-square foot store is billed as the ultimate cigar lover’s destination, selling over 1,200 varieties of cigars. Designed to replicate a Northeast tobacco barn and complete with a large-scale timber truss, CI Fort Worth is outfitted with an expansive, full service bar and lounge, a private event space for up to 30 people and more than 3,000 square feet of patio space with three outdoor fire pits for chilly Texas evenings. Comfortable lounge seating, Wi-Fi and USB ports are available throughout the store to enhance the experience of CI guests, and a staff of 43 employees has been put in place to meet their needs.
Mat Cook, director of retail operations for Cigars International said, “At Cigars International, our focus is not on selling cigars or accessories, but on selling an experience. We offer a welcoming, educational environment, so that everyone of legal smoking age can enjoy the pleasure of a handmade cigar and the camaraderie of fellow smokers. We look forward to sharing our hospitality and our spectacular new store with the cigar lovers of Fort Worth and North Texas.”
Cigars International Fort Worth is located at 12853 Cabela Drive in Fort Worth, near Cabela’s. The CI retail store is open Mondaythrough Thursday from 9 AM to 11 PM; Friday and Saturday from 9 AM to 12 AM and on Sunday from 9 AM to 10 PM. The bar is open Monday through Thursday through from 11 AM to 12 AM; on Friday and Saturday from 11 AM to 2 AM and on Sunday from 12 PM to 12 AM.
All employees have been trained on environmental cleaning, disinfection and respiratory etiquette and protocols have been put in place to comply with federal, state and local regulations for COVID-19.
Due COVID-19 restrictions, the retail store capacity is limited to 50%.
Once federal, state and local mandates for COVID-19 are lifted, the in-store bar will open and the date for a grand opening event will be announced.
CI plans to execute monthly in-store events, welcoming local luminaries, cigar makers and spirits brand ambassadors for educational seminars, pairing events and more. The schedule will be announced at a later date.
About Cigars International
A subsidiary of Scandinavian Tobacco Group, Cigars International (CI) was established in 1996 and is the largest internet and catalog retailer of handmade cigars and accessories in the U.S. Headquartered in Bethlehem, PA, CI has more than 1 million active online customers referred to as CI Nation, and annually distributes over 20 million catalogs to consumers across the country. CI has retail stores in Bethlehem and Hamburg, PA, and recently expanded to Texas, opening stores in Dallas and Fort Worth. The company is on target to open two new retail locations in Florida by the end of 2020. For more information, please visit Cigarsinternational.com.
About General Cigar Company
General Cigar Co. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of handcrafted cigars for the premium market in the US. The company is owned by Scandinavian Tobacco Group.
Committed to delivering cigars of the finest quality, General Cigar’s skilled artisans produce Macanudo®, Cohiba®, La Gloria Cubana®, Partagas®, CAO®, Punch®, Hoyo de Monterrey®, Excalibur® and several other leading premium brands in the company’s Dominican, Honduran and Nicaraguan factories. In addition, the company cultivates proprietary tobacco which is used exclusively in its blends and has a dedicated R&D practice that develops new varieties of tobacco and revitalizes vintage seeds. Based in Richmond, VA, General Cigar sells through wholesalers and retailers in the US. General Cigar also operates Club Macanudo®, a cigar bar in New York City.
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