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Media Contact: Lisa Liotta, Deputy Director
Community Redevelopment Agency-Downtown District
City of Hollywood
Office: (954) 921-3016
downtown shop a Haven for Cigar Connoisseurs
February 6, 2008
HollYWood, Fl – Cigar aficionados can savor a quality smoke and so much more at Cuenca Cigars in
Hollywood’s only cigar shop is a welcome retreat for those who appreciate premium cigars, which
Cuenca has been manufacturing since 1984. In addition to its handmade Coronas and other high-end,
brand-name cigars, Cuenca offers its patrons complimentary cappuccino, espresso and Wi-Fi wireless
Internet access, all in a cozy and relaxing setting.
Since Cuenca Cigars opened in mid-November at 1928 Harrison Street, cigar connoisseurs and newcomers
alike have been attracted to these amenities as well as the inventory of discount-priced fine cigars,
humidors, lighters and cigar bundles.
Cuenca devotes its entire handmade production to Coronas, a subcategory of Parejos, or straight-sided
cigars. Coronas are Habano cigars made from the finest Nicaraguan tobacco leaves selected by skilled
cigar-makers, with seeds of Cuban origin, and they are subjected to rigorous control checks during all
stages of manufacturing. Cuenca Cigars also features premium brands such as Ashton, Oliva Serie V,
Toraño and H. Upmann.
Cuenca Cigars boasts a helpful, multilingual staff who are fluent in French, Italian and Portuguese, and
Friday nights soon will feature a “roller-master” demonstrating the art of hand-rolling cigars.
Cuenca Cigars owner Miguel Cuenca chose to open his business in Downtown Hollywood because of its
“nice, clean and friendly environment.”
In addition to specialty shops such as Cuenca Cigars, the Historic Downtown District is home to a wide
variety of restaurants, pubs and clubs, unique boutiques, art galleries and studios, the stunning ArtsPark at
Young Circle and other cultural facilities.
Cuenca plans to become more involved in the downtown business