Last November, a Club Macanudo location opened in Bossier City, La.

It is part of the Margaritaville Resort Casino in Bossier City, which is located on the banks of the Red River, opposite Shreveport. Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG)—which owns General Cigar Co., Cigars International and others—opened the store in partnership with Margaritaville and Southern Smoke Cigar Co., which operates M.A.’s Cigars Bossier City and Havana Cigar Lounge in Shreveport.

Club Macanudo is best known for its original location in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, which offers cigars for sale but is primarily a cigar bar that offers food. A second Club Macanudo was opened in 2022 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

“The opening of Club Macanudo Bossier City marks a significant step in the expansion of our premium cigar lounge platform,” said Chris Tarr, vp of marketing for STG, in a press release. “With this strategic addition to the growing Club Macanudo collection, we have aligned our brand with the resort-casino occasion, delivering a new touchpoint for cigar smokers to indulge in their passion for handmade cigars. We will continue to explore opportunities to develop additional lounges that align with brands across our entire portfolio.”

STG also operates 10 Cigars International locations throughout the U.S., with two more in construction.

“We are excited to partner with Southern Smoke Cigar Company, a locally owned and operated business, and Scandinavian Tobacco Group, a global leader in the premium cigar space,” said Daniel Ihm, svp and gm of Margaritaville Resort Casino. “This partnership and opening of the Club Macanudo cigar lounge enhances our best-in-class casino resort and provides another dimension of in-property relaxation for Margaritaville Resort Casino guests and adult consumers in the Shreveport/Bossier City market to enjoy.”

You can take a virtual tour of the location here.

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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.