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Cigar Cigars

Welcome to Cigar Cigars! We have 16 Locations with 13 in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area and 3 in the Sarasota Florida area. The stores were started in 1995 and have matured into the largest chain of cigar stores in the Philadelphia area. We expanded to the Sarasota area in February 2020 and have 3 locations.

high quality

Cigar Cigars specializes in Quality Cigars and Quality Customer Service. We provide cigar smokers with an exclusive buying experience with selection, and convenience, that only comes from an outstanding cigar store where you can see and feel the product in person. Whether you’re looking for a specific type of cigar, something new to try, a recommendation, or a novice cigar smoker we are here to fulfill your smoking desires.

BIG VARIETY

Here at Cigar Cigars we are known for our large selection of premium hand-rolled cigars by Padron, A.J. Fernandez, My Father, Arturo Fuente, Rocky Patel, Romeo y Julieta and so many more. When you are shopping at Cigar Cigars you can find the best deals on premium cigars as well as inexpensive cigars, humidors, and all the best cigar accessories.

OUR LOUNGES

The Cigar Lounges at Cigar Cigars offer a casual experience, centered around a friendly experience. We refer to it as a “Treehouse for men” because of the outstanding staff, amenities, and many exceptional cigar smokers that frequent our stores. No place else can you get a high-end experience for just showing up.

The public has access to the lounge when our stores are open and in many locations, you can purchase an annual cigar membership that includes a locker (when available) and 24-hour access.

the company

Come on in and enjoy our lounges, watch TV, and just relax. We carry all of the best cigars like Padron, A.J. Fernandez, My Father, Arturo Fuente, Rocky Patel, Romeo y Julieta and so many more. Enjoy our selection of TAA cigars, special blends only available to the Exceptional Select Cigar Stores in the country.

Sign up for our rewards program and get more for less and if you like that, join our exclusive membership program and get even more discounts, lockers, 24-hour access to some of our lounges, and much much more! And don't forget to watch our weekly tv show "Cigar Time TV" every Wednesday night or if you're not in the Philly area watch it on YouTube.

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KEY TEAM MEMBERS

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CEO

Arthur Toll

I’m the CEO of Cigar Cigars for almost 30 years, I have a deep passion for premium cigars, have been smoking them for 60 years, and never get tired of trying something new.

COO/General Manager

Mike Fritz

Mike Fritz is a professional cigar smoker at Cigar Cigars with 16 years helping fellow cigar smokers find their favorite cigar. Specializing in relaxing and enjoyment, Mike uses that experience to connect with people and discover their next “go-to” cigar.

By focusing on Cigar Cigars motto “Where the Cigars are the Stars” he has made many friends among the cigar smokers. Mike is also retired from the United States Air Force and has been able to put that experience into everything he does. Over the years, Mike’s strengths at discovery have garnered some recognition for organization and ingenuity. Mike may spend his days at Cigar Cigars, but it’s the love of new things that drives him.

When Mike is not at Cigar Cigars, he enjoys Hiking, SCUBA Diving, and loves spending time traveling.

General Manager - Florida Store

George Sosa

After I retired from the U.S. Navy with the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer George I started my career in the Cigar business. First as sales manager of Perdomo Cigars and eventually as Vice President of Sales at Alec Bradley Cigars. I "retired" from being a road warrior and joined Cigar Cigars Florida as a partner.

Head Buyer

Rob Pascucci

I was Born on November 10th Rob went to public and Catholic school. Rob graduated from Bishop Kenrick High School, where I played baseball & football. Working in the customer service/retail business all my life, I found time to go to acting school for a couple of years. After having some success in theater (notably Tony ‘N’ Tina’s Wedding) and some film and radio work, I started working at Rebel Valley Custom Humidors in the summer of 2000. Early on, I learned a lot about the cigar business from fellow employee, Bob Roth. After the passing of Bob, I learned most of his cigar knowledge from our very own Paul in the fields. I became a partner with the company in 2007. The rest as they say in history.

Partner

Alan Bennet

I was Born on November 10th Rob went to public and Catholic school. Rob graduated from Bishop Kenrick High School, where I played baseball & football. Working in the customer service/retail business all my life, I found time to go to acting school for a couple of years. After having some success in theater (notably Tony ‘N’ Tina’s Wedding) and some film and radio work, I started working at Rebel Valley Custom Humidors in the summer of 2000. Early on, I learned a lot about the cigar business from fellow employee, Bob Roth. After the passing of Bob, I learned most of his cigar knowledge from our very own Paul in the fields. I became a partner with the company in 2007. The rest as they say in history.

Head Buyer Florida Stores
Parkway Store Manager

Kim Chelos

I am a native of Chicago. I earned a Master's Degree in History. After working in that field for years, I fell into the cigar industry by happenstance. I managed lounges in Chicago for 13 years before moving to Florida over 3 years ago. I am currently the District Manager for our Cigar Cigars Florida lounges.

Partner

Paul Magier

I’m a 29-year Cigar Industry Rebel! I’m best known for my role as "Paul -in-the-fields" on Cigar Time TV. Before this, I was a grower of tobacco (in Ecuador), a manufacturer of the brand's Magus, Beethoven, Pinar, and many private labels. Additionally, I developed my knowledge as a blender for my own brands and several other major brands, and of course, from around the Cigar Cigars store in Horsham.I’m a 29-year Cigar Industry Rebel! I’m best known for my role as "Paul -in-the-fields" on Cigar Time TV. Before this, I was a grower of tobacco (in Ecuador), a manufacturer of the brand's Magus, Beethoven, Pinar, and many private labels. Additionally, I developed my knowledge as a blender for my own brands and several other major brands, and of course, from around the Cigar Cigars store in Horsham.

Partner

Rick Barringer

I am a resident of Chester County for more than 50 years. I joined the Cigar Cigars Management Team in February 2016 after 33 years in the Broadcast Industry. I was with the Radio Stations including WJBR, Wilmington, KISS 100, 95.7 WFLN, 92.5 WXTU, 950 WPEN, and 1210 WPHT all in Philadelphia. During the final 3 years at WMCN TV at which time along with Art Toll and Mike Fritz we developed CIgar Time TV which is now in its 10th year! My true passion is music and smoking premium cigars, that is why while visiting my store you will hear a variety of music almost all the time! What you may not know about me is that I have been a mobile DJ for over 35 years! Come on in, hang out, and let's have some fun!

Partner

Scott Atkinson

I own and manage our Colmar and Doylestown stores. I joined Cigar Cigars in 2006 after 20-plus years in corporate marketing including retail chains, startup companies, and the Marriott group. I have 19 years of experience with cigars, have been smoking cigars since 1996, and gravitate toward full-bodied Nicaraguan cigars such as Perdomo, Padron, My Father & AJ Fernandez, but smoke everything. I’m also a member of our CigarTime TV panel and finish each show with “Life is too short to smoke cheap cigars”.

Partner

Moose Metzger

I am G. Michael C. Metzger. aka Moose. I am currently the store manager for the KOP Cigar, Cigars store. I have been with the company for 20 years. I’m always Striving to give my Customers the best in-store Experience and the best prices in town. I also appear twice weekly on Cigar Time TV shows. Smoke Them if you got them.

Partner

Alison Ruggiero

My name is Alison Ruggiero, I've been the store lounge manager of Cigar Cigars Oxford Valley for four years and counting. One of my goals is to become a managing partner for Cigar Cigars. I feel that one of my accomplishments is that I've been able to consistently build and grow a loyal customer base over the years. And to be one of the top cigar lounges in the area. I feel that one of the quirkiest things about me is that I am one of the few women in a man's world that enjoys a Gordo cigar and every once in a while a Jack Daniels (of course while at home) lol.

Partner

Mike Saggese

I love family, sports, and cigars. I have been in the cigar business for 25 years and have been with Cigar Cigars for over 5 years. I’m the manager of the West Chester, PA location.

Partner

Steve Becker

I am currently managing Cigar Cigars - Frazer Store. I started in the Cigar industry in 1997 opening the first Light'N Up Cigar store in Glenmoore, PA. Successfully grew the business to (6) locations. Sold the business to Cigar Cigars and began managing the Frazer Store. I have traveled to numerous Cigar factories in Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic.... expanding my knowledge of tobacco growing and all aspects of Cigar manufacturing. Member of several Cigar Industry Associations. Enjoy Golfing, Hiking, and Traveling in my RV.

Partner

Urban Barry

I’m Barry and the manager of the Lancaster Location - cigar retail for the last 20 years - I enjoy playing golf.

Partner

Thomas Ott

After 11 years of retail management and 20 years of outside sales in the elevator industry, I discovered my passion for cigars with the help of Miguel and Jennifer Nin of Daytona Cigar Club and Karen Berger of Don Kiki Cigars in Daytona Beach, Florida. After being transferred back to Pennsylvania, I made Cigar Cigars Downingtown my shop of choice as a customer, where Kevin Sirman offered me some part-time hours. He helped turn my passion into my next profession and when he retired to tour around the country, I took over as the manager of Downingtown in 2020. Our core belief is to take care of people in an environment where the only thing more important than our cigars is the people we serve.

Partner

John Pizzigoni

After a long time career in IT and insurance, I looked towards a passion of his, Cigars. I have had a relationship with Cigar Cigars for over 25 years. I was the 2nd Club Member to join what was then known as Rebel Valley. I took my passion for cigars and knowledge of IT to help improve the operations at Cigar Cigars. You can come to visit me at the Richboro store and enjoy a smoke.

Partner

Hiley Waldner

I’m currently the manager of Cigar Cigars Quakertown. I retire and share my time between the mountains and the shore, my children, education, and Foster Parenting. I was the first female surfer in Sea Isle City.

Partner

Ed Schaufler

I’m currently working at Cigar Cigars Quakertown. I have one goal left to go full-time in our RV and visit every National Park! I served as a Paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division. As a kid, I was a member of the 4H and showed Sheep, Pigs, and Steers at the county 4H fairs and earned several Blue Ribbons for my animals.

Partner

Jay Ramond

I am originally from Southern New Jersey, and joined the Cigar Cigars team in 2021 in the Sarasota FL locations. I was an occasional cigar smoker, took a retail job in a cigar lounge, five years ago, and quickly gave up cigarettes for cigars. Since I developed a palette and knowledge of cigars and am able to recommend to you, your next favorite cigar. I like to share my knowledge and passion for cigars on a weekly live stream, where I often pair the cigar of the week with a coffee. Through my streaming, I have educated viewers on techniques for cutting and lighting cigars, as well as, tobacco flavor profiles from the regions the tobacco is grown in.

Partner

Mark Meyers

I'm a native New Yorker. I grew up in the Bronx. I served Honorable in the NYPD. When I retired I went into the Wireless Wholesale business. In 2008 My wife and I moved to Florida. We have two beautiful labs Bella & Luna. For the last 19 months, I've been the Manager of CigarCigars Broadway. It's been a great experience.

Partner

Mike Begley

My name is Mike Begley. I work at Cigar Cigars New Hope. My goal is for our customers to have a fun and enjoyable experience. Outside work I like to golf, ski and cook.

Partner

Skip Kessler

I’m Skip Kessler and work, most of the time at Cigar Cigars New Hope and Peddler’s Village. I like to make sure my customers have a good experience and come back as often as possible. My achievements are being a veteran, having a good personality, and being fun-loving.

Partner

Virgil Haplea

I’m the store Manager, at Peddler’s Village. I began my cigar appreciation in 1996 at Cigar Cigars. My first humidor was purchased from them that year, and I still use it today. I started with a Short Story and progressed up to an Opus X, and today it is still my favorite. Cigars, tobacco, and accessories were my hobby, now it’s my life.