Media Release – Davidoff of Geneva Opens its Largest Cigar Bar and Lounge in Tampa
Basel/Tampa (February 8, 2016) – 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.
Davidoff of Geneva since 1911 – Tampa 4142 W. Boy Scout Boulevard Tampa, FL 33607 Phone: (813) 513-7560
Hours of Operation Monday & Tuesday: 9am to Midnight Wednesday & Thursday: 9am to 1am Friday & Saturday: 9am to 2am Sunday: 10am to Midnight
About Oettinger Davidoff AG
The CHF 1.23 billion Oettinger Davidoff AG with over 3,500 employees around the world, traces its roots back to 1875 and remains family owned to this day with two distinctly different businesses: one that is focused on FMCG distribution in the Swiss market and one dedicated to the core business of producing, marketing and retailing premium branded cigars, tobacco products and accessories. The premium branded cigar business include Davidoff, AVO, Camacho, Cusano, Griffin’s, Private Stock, Zino, Zino Platinum, Room 101 and Winston Churchill Cigars. The Oettinger Davidoff AG is anchored in a strong “crop-to-shop” philosophy, having pursued a vertical integration from the tobacco fields in the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Nicaragua to its worldwide network of 65 Davidoff Flagship Stores.