May 30, 2012 (Tampa, FL) — New Hampshire will be the proud host of a new Diamond Crown Cigar Lounge this summer, increasing the nationwide network to 57 lounges. Federal Cigar of Portsmouth defines what it mean to be a lounge, collectively drawing on 90+ years of experience in service and selection.

A New Hampshire staple since 1921, Federal Cigar is located in brick-lined downtown Portsmouth and includes all the amenities you would expect from a Diamond Crown Cigar Lounge; plush seating, walk-in humidor and exceptional service.

Federal Cigar will host a grand opening this summer, at a date to be announced.

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Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and previously the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for Major League Baseball, plus I'm a voice over artist. Prior to joining halfwheel, I covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.