In early 2010, Demian and Mike were at work discussing how they would rather be enjoying a cigar of choice. Mike voiced the idea of quitting their jobs to open up a cigar lounge. Demian laughed and they both continued working. After a few days of dreaming about the life of a cigar shop owner, Demian and Mike both admitted they couldn't stop entertaining the idea of founding a shop where people could get a great cigar and actually want to stay to enjoy it in the same location.
With decades of exposure to every type of cigar and cigar shop environment, plus years of experience in business, retail, and design, the two gentlemen were armed and ready to make an idea into a reality. After two years of research and development, Cigar and Lounge, LLC opened their doors in May 2012 to offer an environment to anyone who enjoys quality cigars at their finest.