As in life, the one certainty of the cigar business is change. Tastes change, styles change, seed varietals change and, inevitably, so do the people who run the industry. If "The Next Generation" seminar held on Saturday at the Big Smoke Las Vegas is any indication, the cigar world is in good shape as it prepares for the changing of the guard. READ MORE.
TAMPA (FOX 13) - A man whose name is synonymous with Ybor City cigars was honored by the city today. Mayor Bob Buckhorn unveiled a new street name: Part of Second Avenue will now be known as Carlos Fuente's Way.
Twenty-five years ago, Tampa's two oldest family-owned cigar companies merged. The J.C. Newman Cigar Company and the Arturo Fuente Cigar Company became the Fuente and Newman Cigar Company.
"When I saw the sign, I was blown away. I almost started crying," offered Carlos Fuente. "This is my whole life, Ybor City. There's nothing like Ybor City and nothing like the United States."