The outdoor cigar lounge at the BB&T Center is now the XIKAR Cigar Lounge at BB&T Arena.

Last night the Florida Panthers held their home opener and the outdoor cigar area had a new look. XIKAR has taken over as the title sponsor of the outdoor smoking areas with A.J. Fernandez and Espinosa Premium Cigars now the two cigars offered at the arena.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Florida Panthers. XIKAR says it will make custom 25th anniversary accessories, though at the moment the retail area is not open.

In addition, Koffee Kult, which is distributed by United Source—a sister company to XIKAR’s owner Quality Importers—is now the official coffee of the arena.

The lounge opened in 2016, branded as the Drew Estate Lounge. Michael Cellucci, who is the president of Quality Importers, was at Drew Estate when the lounge opened.

Update (Oct. 16, 2018) — United Source, not Quality Importers, is the distributor of Koffee Kult.

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