Christian Eiroa of CLE Cigars and the Wynwood Cigar Factory in Miami, announced that his Wynwood business partner, Robert Caldwell, has left the operation.
"When Robert Caldwell announced that he was leaving Wynwood, we respected and accepted his request," Eiroa told Cigar Aficionado. "We are all going to miss him... but Mr. Caldwell's departure will not have a significant impact on the operations at the factory in Miami. We will keep producing the three core cigar brands from the Wynwood Factory Fresh line: Coneja, Rout and Granada. Nothing has changed as far as our manufacturing practices as I have always been in charge of production and quality control in Miami. We all believe firmly in this factory and what it represents to all of us."
The Wynwood Cigar Factory opened last year in Miami's artsy district of the same name. Its unorthodox décor of modern art and colorful murals, as well as its in-house art studio, make this factory quite unique in the industry of premium cigars.
For a look inside the Wynwood Cigar Factory, see Moving to Miami.