This store has been around since 1997 and they've always carried a surprizing inventory of cigars. I mean they have cigars that are not available to larger stores on the Mainland. I just bought a box of 5 year aged Fuente maduros that were totally out of this world. At least half of the shelves are stocked with cigars that are no less than 12+ months of extra-aging. I've never seen that done anywhere else in this country. What's that worth? If this was a wine shop where it is more common that adds value to the product.\r
Anyway, the owner Joe, has his likes and dislikes. But he is the store and his choices are usually correct. He is not a fan of the Habana cigar because of the poor quality of construction and general lack of quality standards. I don't agree with all his views but will concede on this point. Like he says ""forbidden fruit is always sweeter"". The store has its favorites like Arturo Fuente, Ashton, AVO, Zino Platinum, Cuesta-Rey, Partagas, Camacho, Oliva, Rocky's to name a few.\r
I can't say that I'm crazy about our local taxes which have made everything more pricey, but this store is not so expensive. I smoke 3-5 cigars a week and there is always a great assortment of cigars for between $5-7. I would rather support my local merchant (who ages his product) than someone on the web who I don't know how they store, much less, age their cigars. \r
BTW I'm retired army and I will share with you that Joe has personally donated over 2500 cigars to our guys stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan over a 5 year period. He gave me a box of stogies for my sons platoon last Christmas. Joe is a very interesting man, you'll always get a straight answer if you ask him. As long as I live in this state he'll have my business.\r
Pros: Broadest selection of cigars in the state
Cons: why can't it be open 24/7?