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Smokeasy Noteworthy News Clips

Chicago Mansion Transformed Into Cigar Store and Private Club

The 4-story, 15,000-square-foot Biggs mansion constructed in 1874, which once housed the Il Mulino New York restaurant has been transformed into Biggs Cigar Emporium, a cigar retail store and exclusive cigar club on the corner of N. Dearborn and W. Elm Streets in Chicago. After 2 years of restoration of the old restaurant, the main floor and cigar retail shop opened in September 2014. Now, the 2nd and 3rd floors of the mansion have been opened with private lounge spaces. The $4 million renovations includes a state-of-the-art humidification system for the retail establishment, a private patio in front of the mansion, and a designated meeting room. Members pay an annual $2,000 fee for a private humidor locker and access to the 2nd and 3rd floor lounges.

See the full article in Crain's Chicago Business for the full story, and check out the Biggs Cigar website for more information about the retail shop, the private lounge, and great history of the Biggs mansion.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Tries to Teach Jimmy Fallon the Correct Way to Smoke a Cigar

Check out this clip from the Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show that has gone viral. Arnold describes their herf at The Havana Room, where Jimmy does EVERYTHING wrong! Funny stuff...

TL Johnson Cigars Welcomes Tarazona Cigars to The Family

In a press release yesterday, Terry Johnson of TL Johnson Cigars announced their new partnership with Eddie Tarazona of Tarazona Cigars, which includes production and distribution agreements. Each company will distribute the other's cigars based on geographic region, and TL Johnson Cigars will manufacture Tarazona Cigars at Tabacalera TLJ in the Dominican Republic. All the best and #longashes to you guys!

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