The Davidoff of Geneva — since 1911 flagship in Tampa is now running as Corona Cigar Co.
Davidoff of Geneva Usa announced that right after practically seven several years in company, the shop is rebranding to Corona Cigar Co., efficient today. The Tampa site was and is a franchise locale, operated by Jeff and Tanya Borysiewicz, who also possess the Corona Cigar Co. chain of shops in Orlando. Though the retail store will now operate at Corona Cigar Co., it will continue being a Davidoff appointed service provider, meaning it will even now carry a array of Davidoff cigars.
“The past 7 yrs has been a blessing with all the great assist from Davidoff, our staff members and the Tampa community,” stated Jeff Borysiewicz in a press launch dispersed by Davidoff. “We glimpse forward to continuing the greatest cigar encounter as a Davidoff Appointed Merchant as we operate below the Corona Cigar Organization flagship manufacturer in Tampa and at our new place opening before long in Sarasota.”
It is found at 4142 W Boy Scout Blvd. and includes substantial open up room strategy with aisles of shelves, a total bar, associates lockers and a personal area on the second ground.
Davidoff’s Tampa area arrived as the organization was aggressively increasing its U.S. retail footprint with new areas in Atlanta, Houston and New York. In contrast to people three metropolitan areas, the Tampa store—which is found about 20 minutes from Davidoff’s U.S. headquarters—was a franchise keep when the other 3 were being firm-owned. Final calendar year, Davidoff shut the Atlanta location, even though Houston, a number of New York Town locations and a franchise shop in Las Vegas stay open.
When the Davidoff Tampa retail outlet has been common with prospects, the romance involving Davidoff and the Borysiewiczs has not been with out its issues, even publicly. In late 2019, Jeff Borysiewicz was one particular of a quantity of stores who publicly expressed frustration pursuing Davidoff of Geneva USA’s announcement about the AVO Unanticipated line, a sequence of four minimal edition cigars that ended up being repackaged regular generation cigars. Davidoff experienced hoped that by eliminating the founded labels it could get buyers to smoke the cigars with out preconceived notions some retailers ended up upset for the reason that they had been involved their buyers have been paying more for the cigars than the initial versions.