Cigar enthusiasts have been patiently awaiting the new “Davidoff of Geneva since 1911” cigar bar since rumblings of the massive operation began circling the cigar world a little over one year ago. And while the lounge has been complete and operating for about a month, Davidoff has announced its official Grand Opening, complete with a premium, shop exclusive blend.
The shop can be found in the Cigar Dojo app, where users can check in and share their photos and thoughts on Davidoff’s largest bar and lounge.
Cementing its commitment to the Tampa Bay Community, Davidoff of Geneva will open its largest cigar bar and lounge in the world, located in the MetWest shopping village on February 18. A partnership with Jeff and Tanya Borysiewicz, owners of Orlando-based Corona Cigar Company, Davidoff of Geneva since 1911 – Tampa occupies a spectacular 5,000 square feet and offers guests a completely humidified store and elegant full-service bar, featuring the largest collection of whiskies and small batch bourbons in Tampa.
The store is a beautiful illustration of Davidoff of Geneva’s new global retail concept, which features a luxury environment and guest experience. Guests are welcomed into a premium cigar retail space, flanked by multiple indoor and outdoor lounges. Private lockers are also available for lease by customers who seek storage for their personal collections.
“We are proud to open this exceptional Davidoff of Geneva since 1911 store in our home market,” said Jim Young, president of Davidoff of Geneva North America. “The MetWest center is certain to become a luxury retail and dining destination, and our collaboration with Jeff and Tanya is the culmination of a longtime partnership. Tampa is home to Davidoff, and we couldn’t be happier.”
To commemorate the opening and to celebrate Davidoff of Geneva’s commitment to Tampa, the company has commissioned The Tampa Exclusive cigar — an elegant and well-balanced cigar with an enjoyable creamy finish and a delicate sweet aroma filled with notes of roasted nuts and honey. The Tampa Exclusive is only available at the Tampa store and will retail for $25.00 each or $250 for a box of 10.
“Davidoff of Geneva is the global leader in luxury cigar experiences and we couldn’t have found a better partner with whom to celebrate Tampa’s rich cigar culture,” says Jeff Borysiewicz, president of Corona Cigar Company.
A grand opening celebration is planned for late February.