BUFFALO, NY – Buffalo Cigars is pleased to announce its third WNY retail location at 500 Main Street, Buffalo, with an anticipated opening by April 15, 2019. This marks the latest in a series of new stores by Buffalo Cigars including a retail store & private club in Amherst completed in early 2017. The downtown location will feature a full retail store and public cigar lounge.
The new Buffalo Cigars location will sell cigars, pipes, pipe tobacco, humidors and accessories. The free lounge space in the back of the store offers guests a relaxing retreat where they can enjoy a fine cigar and watch TV in a comfortable environment. The lounge features big screen TVs, complimentary coffee & soft drinks and occasional live music. Store owners plan to eventually acquire a bottle license which would allow guests the opportunity to BYOB.
This is the first time in over 10 years that downtown Buffalo will have a retail cigar store & lounge available to the public. Bernstone’s Cigar Store, once located at the corner of Main & Swan Streets, closed its doors in the early 1990s.
“We view downtown as kind of virgin territory,” said Glen Smith, Buffalo Cigars’ co-owner. “With all the new businesses and offices and all the people that have moved there in the past couple of years, it made sense and timing for us is perfect to open in downtown.”
500 Main Street is conveniently located within walking distance to some of the most popular spots in the city: Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Shea’s Theater, Fountain Plaza, M&T Plaza, dozens of area businesses, restaurants & more.
Buffalo Cigars opened its flagship Orchard Park location in 2016. Since then, the business expanded into Amherst and most recently downtown Buffalo. In addition to its retail stores, store owners also created the Buffalo Cigar Club, located on the second floor of the Amherst location. The club is Western New York’s only private cigar club and lounge.
“From the day we first opened in Orchard Park, we had so many requests from our customers to open in downtown,” Smith said. “It was hard to ignore.”