Cigar Industry

Casa De Montecristo To Open 28th Branded Cigar Lounge

Mar 13, 2018 | By Gregory Mottola
Casa De Montecristo To Open 28th Branded Cigar Lounge

Casa de Montecristo, the official licensed cigar retail arm of Tabacalera USA, has partnered with a new tobacconist for its 28th branded store. Named Casa de Montecristo by Mancave, the new shop is located in Hallandale, Florida, and is scheduled to open in April. It’s a 2,100-square-foot facility with full bar service that includes beer, wine and spirits. 

Mancave Cigar LLC is owned by Benjamin Grynbaum. Although there is a Mancave cigar shop in Fort Lauderdale, the new Casa de Montecristo is an entirely different location.

“This new Casa is a great example of our commitment to partnering with some of the best retailers in the business to create comfortable atmospheres dedicated to the needs and taste of the community,” said Steven Lochan, CEO of Casa de Montecristo.

This partnership is part of Casa de Montecristo’s initiative to expand into the brick-and-mortar segment across the United States. While some Casa de Montecristos are retail partnerships (such as this one), some are all-out acquisitions.

In January, for example, Casa de Montecristo acquired Tampa Humidor and before that, in August 2017, it purchased Prime Cigar & Wine Bar in Boca Raton, Florida. Casa also struck a naming rights agreement with Arizona-based retailer Churchill’s Fine Cigars. Under the agreement, the four Arizona locations were branded with the Casa de Montecristo name. 

The Casa de Montecristo stores across the U.S. are run by Tabacalera USA, a subsidiary of tobacco giant Imperial Brands PLC. In addition to the Casas, Tabacalera operates Altadis U.S.A. Inc., Santa Clara and JR Cigar.

Altadis U.S.A. Inc.

More in Cigar Industry

See all
Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest Cigar List and Seminars Announced

Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest Cigar List and Seminars Announced

Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest is less than two months away, and a partial list of the premium smokes and …

Feb 13, 2020
Drew Estate Announces 2020 Barn Smoker Dates

Drew Estate Announces 2020 Barn Smoker Dates

Now in its sixth year running, the Barn Smokers will start in May and run through October at tobacco …

Feb 12, 2020
New CEO for Imperial Brands

New CEO for Imperial Brands

Imperial Brands has named Stefan Bomhard as the company’s new chief executive officer, replacing …

Feb 4, 2020
Stogie Thieves Steal 100,000 Cigars From Indian Head Cigar Co.

Stogie Thieves Steal 100,000 Cigars From Indian Head Cigar Co.

José “Jochy” Blanco, owner of Indian Head Cigar Co., announced today that the Indian Head distributio…

Feb 4, 2020
Puro Sabor 2020 Celebrates Nicaraguan Cigar Industry

Puro Sabor 2020 Celebrates Nicaraguan Cigar Industry

Premium cigar lovers from all over the world flew to Nicaragua, the leading producer of handmade …

Jan 27, 2020
Cigar Imports Show Signs of Cooling Down

Cigar Imports Show Signs of Cooling Down

After four years of impressive growth, the U.S. market for premium, handmade cigars is showing signs …

Jan 23, 2020