Not quite as glamorous as my recent trips to Havana ! but I do love Liverpool 🙂 its such a cool city and my cigar business was originally established there way back in 1817 making it the second oldest Havana cigar business in the UK- how’s that for some history. My company bought the last surviving Turmeaus shop in Water street 10 years ago and it was a business that was declining by the day till we turned it around rapidly with our unique combination of massive amounts of stocks of the finest English Market Selection Havana cigars and pipe tobaccos as well as the best of customer service.
But this was no easy journey as our original shop came up for redevelopment and a few years ago we had to move to a new shop at 34 Fenwick street which was never quite big enough for our massive range. Fortunately we were able to acquire 32 Fenwick street recently and have now redeveloped the shop to a beautiful purpose built specialist cigar and pipe tobacco shop that finally opened its doors last week to resounding purchases of approval by loads of our regular clients! We still have some snagging to complete as well as an additional 100 boxes of Havanas to fill the walk in humidor to capacity but our Merseyside clients can be assured that Turmeaus is here to stay. The design is bright and airy with an ultra high ceiling and of course cigar sampling on the premises allowed and encouraged!
We are now redeveloping our original shop next door at no.34 and expect that to open in mid April if all goes to plan. It’s great to be a survivor of this recession with a thriving business that continues to create new jobs almost monthly over the last year.
I also visited Turmeaus cigar shop in Chester on Friday which must have the largest range of Havanas for miles around in the walk in humidor, it was jammed with customers buying their weekend smokes 🙂
With St Patricks day coming up on the 17th March our special sampler is perfect for the occasion and if you are visiting Ireland don’t forget to pop in to our Partners at Decent Cigar Emporium on Grafton street for the finest in service and cigars.
We’re putting the final touches on our C.Gars Ltd Spring Cigar Dinner at the fabulous Boisdale Canary Wharf on Sunday April 10th. For an invitation to a night to remember featuring the best in fine dining, outrageously great Seleccion Orchant smokes, a fabulous band and a drink or three 🙂 drop me an email fast as places are strictly limited email@example.com
I’m off to our Norfolk offices tomorrow to meet the ever expanding sales and marketing Team and find out what great offers they have planned for the rest of the year….already looks like 2011 will be our best year ever!
Now I’m finally back in the UK for a few weeks I’m looking forward to my regular herfs at Boisdale Belgravia, Ten Manchester street and the Lanesborough cigar terraces, If you are free of the 21st March I will be co – hosting an evening at Boisdale Belgravia from 6 pm featuring Orchant Seleccion Havana cigars and Singleton of Dufftown single malt Scottish whiskies – 15 Year Old and 12 Year Old with Colin Dunn. Places are limited so book soonest to avoid disappointment. Just £15 for members and £25 for non members.
Have a great week