Leave it to a cigar shop to look like something straight out of a James Bond movie.
A new Tobacco Outlet location in Calgary’s West Market Square has just opened up, and it’s already looking to be one of the most stylish stores in the city.
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Mike Kinch, the President of Tobacco Outlet, went into some detail about the new store during a phone interview with Daily Hive.
“We’ve stepped it up this time, and I believe [we’ve] built the nicest shop in Calgary for sure, maybe Western Canada,” he said.
Kinch said that the humidor specifically – the airtight, glass display where the cigars are kept – is one of the nicest in the city.
Along with the traditional cigars, the store also offers a new type of heat-not-burn technology, where consumers can enjoy tobacco without actually inhaling any smoke.
Kinch said that the IQOS (I-Quit-Ordinary-Smoking) technology leaves less of an impact on those around the person using the product, as it doesn’t create any second-hand smoke.
“We believe that’s going to eventually eliminate cigarettes … it’s just a cleaner way to use tobacco,” he said.
“People are always going to want to enjoy themselves, they’ll always want their scotch, their beer, their tobacco, so it’s just a better way to use it, less impactful. People can have their cake and eat it too.”
The shop had a soft open on April 1 (no, we’re not fooling), and will have its grand opening on Saturday, April 14.
When: Saturday, April 14
Hours: Fluctuating during first few days of operation, check their Facebook for details
Where: Tobacco Outlet – 1851 Sirocco Drive SW, Calgary