Cigar Shop Awesome Signs
This article was mentioned in our Blog in February 2017 (https://blog.cigaretiquettepro.com). However, as I really like it, I am copying it below so that it helps to identify the main "awesome" points that we should find in our Cigar Shop.
As we discussed earlier, it is preferable that each Cigar smoker to have one or two places as their favorite. Think that you should be a regular at your local favorite place that we call B&M (Brick & Mortar, or Buying & Merchandising Store, which is the local shop where you buy your Cigars and Accessories). But what are the traits or Characteristics of a good shop/lounge that we will feel comfortable calling it "Our Regular"?
"Cigar smoking knows no politics. It's about the Pursuit of pleasure, taste & Aroma..." (Anonymous)
A Cigar Lounge is a special place for same minded people, where we can relax, network, and enjoy an excellent puff. It is also a good place to learn from other Cigar lovers, especially that we see them all practicing in front of us.
Cigar Lounges also have their own policies that we call "Etiquette".
As a rule of thumb, when you join a Cigar lounge, you are not supposed to act as if you were a regular customer, and start acting like if it was your sitting room at home. You need to respect the traditions that this lounge's members are enjoying for a long time before your arrival.
We are listing below some interesting points that are worth monitoring in a Cigar Lounge:
As discussed above, Lounges are divided into 4 types:
Any of these types can be categorized as "Library Lounge" or "Sport Lounge":
Library Lounge: It doesn't have a party atmosphere; in such a lounge you can have some relaxing soft music, books or periodicals on the shelves... Some people in a Library Lounge might not feel ready for a conversation, so be careful before you initiate a discussion.
Sport Lounge: this type acts more as a bar or a social club. It can have some live band performance, display of a special sports event...
It is important to mention two things that are related to the customer and the owner of a Cigar Lounge (and Shop).
As discussed above, every Cigar Smoker should be a regular at one or two Cigar Shops and Lounges, for many reasons discussed before. However, being a regular, you need to understand the classification of different Cigar Shop/Lounge owners, and Cigar Smokers.
You can find 5 different type of Cigar Shop owners:
In parallel, you have 4 types of customers at a Cigar shop/lounge: