Since the Michigan Smoking Ban was announced last year, there have been a lot of articles written about Robusto’s Martini Lounge in Grosse Pointe, and its exemption from the ban.  Even the lounge’s own website states that they’re exempt from the ban and that they’ll allow cigar smoking after May 1st. Yesterday (April 22nd), I [...]

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Chris on April 23rd, 2010

Yesterday comScore and Mashable reported that Facebook now commands 41% of all social media traffic.  Considering the incredibly social nature of cigars, that was all the nudging that we needed to do some cool CigarPlaces/Facebook integration. As of today, if you check out a cigar friendly place on the site, and it’s a place that [...]

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Leave it to Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson to try to keep the party going for cigar smokers in Oakland County Michigan. Early this morning Kathleen Gray of the Detroit Free Press reported that Brooks (@brookspatterson) was planning on filing suit against the State of Michigan over the state-wide smoking ban that will go [...]

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If you asked most people to describe an open-air dive bar in a beach town, they’d probably come pretty close to describing the Smokin’ Oyster Brewery (S.O.B.) in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Complete with surf boards hanging from the wall and a guy playing the acoustic guitar, this place is plucked straight out of one [...]

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Chris on April 6th, 2010

When the site launched a few years ago, the first wave of cigar friendly places that people added were mostly in the United States.  In the months that followed we quickly began to see international locations hit the site as well.  The smoking bans that we’re facing obviously aren’t a problem that’s unique to the [...]

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