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February 2016 SMOKESHOP 33 Tampa features an extensive collection of whiskies and small batch bourbons, the largest in Tampa, says Jim Young, presi- dent of Davidoff of Geneva U.S.A. Young added that the opening of such a standout facility in the company's home market was particularly fullfilling, and that partnering with Tanya and Jeff was an exciting development given their established expertise in retailing and the Davidoff brand. "The MetWest center is certain to become a luxury retail and dining desti- nation," Young said of the store's urban -inspired setting, which continues to expand its base of office space, residenc- es, hotels, retail shopping, and restau- rants, all conneceted with a series of recreation-centric parks and plazas. The complex is already home to numerous restaurants including DelFrisco's Grille, Cooper's Hawk Restaurant and Winery, Kona Grill, and Texas de Brazil. Founded in 1996 by Jeff Borysiewicz as a mail order company that he first operated out of his home, and later his father's auto service center where Bory- A Special Retail Edition Davidoff for Tampa To celebrate the grand opening of Davidoff of Geneva Since 1911 Tampa, Davidoff Cigars unveiled the Exclusive Edition Tampa, the latest entry in its ever-expanding Davidoff Exclusive series. A collaboration between Davidoff Cigars and Davidoff Tampa owner Jeff Borysiewicz, the cigar is available exclu- sively at the new Davidoff Tampa location. The 6-inch by 52 ring gauge belicoso features a creamy, mild blend to appeal to the largest selection of store customers. "Like all Davidoff cigars, the Tampa Exclusive is exceptionally crafted. However, the flavor profile of this particular cigar is somewhat different," said Davidoff Tampa owner Jeff Borysiewicz. "We wanted a mild, creamy cigar that is a little softer on the palate…something approachable for folks just entering in the world of cigars or for those who are looking for mild, pleasing smoke." Made with a blend of Dominican fillers and binder and finished with a Connecticut Ecuador Rojiza wrapper, the cigars come in 10-count white lacquer boxes of 10 and retail at $20 each, or $200 per box. "With these bespoke Exclusive Editions, we are taking service and experience to a higher and more personal level," adds Charles Awad, senior v.p. of marketing and innovation at Oettinger Davidoff AG. The cigar debuted in November at the Ybor City Cigar Festival in Tampa and at Cigar Dave's Alpha Pleasurefest at The 'Rock at Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa.

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