Here is some info from the press release: “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.”
“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.
I was able to attend the Grand Opening along with over 700 other people! Along with many cigar enthusiasts, I ran into a number of our local cigar reps and brand owners. Avo Uvezian was the event’s special guest. He was looking great, spending time on the main floor, enjoying a cigar with the rest of the folks. Also in attendance was Eric and Bobby Newman of J.C. Newman Cigars, Dylan Austin of Camacho Cigars, Erik Calvino of Cigar Snob magazine, Cynthia Fuente of Arturo Fuente Cigars, Lisa Figueredo of Cigar City Magazine and many others.
Everyone in attendance enjoyed the exclusive Davidoff Tampa blend, made especially for this new location. Champagne also flowed during the event to celebrate the opening.
The shop received its liquor license just days before the grand opening. The bar is very impressive and has the biggest selection of Scotch, Whiskies and other spirits that I have ever seen. Beer and wine is also available.
As I mentioned, with over 700 people in attendance, the event was packed but, moving around was not an issue and the outdoor seating areas helped a great deal.
In addition to the retail area, there is a conference space on the second floor that I understand will be available to reserve for cigar friendly meetings. A nice touch in the ever growing smoking restricted areas.
Davidoff of Geneva – Tampa is located right along “Restaurant Row” near the International Mall and Tampa International Airport. It will be a great spot to relax after a fine meal with a cigar and adult beverage.
I wish Jeff Borysiewicz and Davidoff the best of success with their new location. It was certainly a great kickoff last night!
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