You know, I get tired of people who don't like cigars. Especially those who don't mind cigarettes. We can kind of chalk this one up to the "win" column...
SUGAR LAND, TX – Smoker or not– sometimes right is just right.
About a year ago, the Cigar Cigar! club at Sugar Land Town Square got word their customers could no longer smoke on the club’s outdoor patio.
“It was very frustrating to us because we were one of the original tenants,” said Richard Tisch, the club’s owner. “Our customers and members have been enjoying their cigars and pipes on our patio for the last four and a half years at this location.”
So what changed? Well, Guru Burgers moved in next door, decided the cigar smoke was bad for “their” business and complained to the property manager.
As you might guess — club members were not happy!
“A couple of times I wanted to extend my, umm…what’s the word? My hand gestures to those who wanted to stop us from smoking,” said Wilson.
Those would be my sentiments exactly.
And in this case– the king backed down. The management company allowed Cigar Cigar! to enclose their patio in glass. So there’s no more worrying about summer heat or rain but still a great feel of being outdoors.
Tisch says he hopes other folks who love a good puff will be inspired by his victory, “If they feel their rights are infringed upon, you don’t have to lay down and… close your business.”
No, you don’t… and sometimes it’s worth the fight to enjoy a “big ash” cigar!
That's why I said: "Kind of a win". They had to enclose their patio in glass. :P