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J.C. Newman Cigar Co. Celebrates the 38th Diamond Crown Cigar Lounge

June 10, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco



Last night, J.C. Newman Cigar Company’s third-generation owner Bobby Newman opened the 38th Diamond Crown Cigar Lounge at Norwood Royal Cigars in Chicago.  More than 100 cigar enthusiasts packed the store, which is recognized as having the largest humidor in the Midwest. Attendees were treated to passed cocktails and wine, dinner buffet, entertainment, and Diamond Crown luxury cigars.
“Norwood Royal is a haven for cigar lovers,” said Bobby Newman.  “Vick and Mita Shah have built a world class cigar lounge, and we are so honored that it now bears that Diamond Crown name.” 
The first Diamond Crown Cigar Lounge opened in 2007.  Today, more than three dozen Diamond Crown Cigar Lounges are located across 20 states.  The full list is below and a map showing the location of each is on J.C. Newman’s website.
“When smoking bans started to spread two decades ago, our family decided to partner with family-owned cigar retailers like the Shahs to create first-class lounges for consumer to enjoy fine cigars like Diamond Crown,” said Newman.  “It is a privilege for our family to help support a network of destinations for cigar connoisseurs.
Diamond Crown is a historic cigar brand that J.C. Newman first sold a century ago.  Stanford J. Newman and Carlos Fuente, Jr. reintroduced Diamond Crown Classic to celebrate J.C. Newman’s 100th Anniversary in 1995.  The Diamond Crown family expanded to include Diamond Crown MAXIMUS in 2002, Diamond Crown Julius Caeser in 2010, and Diamond Crown Black Diamond in 2016.  These impeccable luxury cigars are handmade by Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia. in the Dominican Republic.

List of Diamond Crown Lounges:

  • Vitola Fine Cigars— Birmingham, AL

  • Cigar King — Scottsdale, AZ

  • Aficionado Cigar & Wine — El Toro, CA

  • The Cigar Parlor — Pleasanton, CA

  • Royal Cigar Lounge — San Diego, CA

  • Stanley Pappas Cigars — Denver, CO

  • Stanley Pappas Cigars — Englewood, CO

  • Corona Cigar Co. — Orlando, FL

  • GarVino’s — Lady Lake, FL

  • PCB Cigars — Panama City, FL

  • Cigar Life — Lakeland, FL

  • Cigars of Tally — Tallahassee, FL

  • Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL

  • The Cigar Shoppe — Cumming, GA

  • Cigars & More — Libertyville, IL

  • Norwood Royal Cigars — Chicago, IL

  • Cigar Chateau & Gifts — Wichita, KS

  • Davidus Cigars — Annapolis, MD

  • Davidus Cigars — Eldersburg, MD

  • Davidus Cigars — Ellicott City, MD

  • Davidus Cigars — Frederick, MD

  • Davidus Cigars — Olney, MD

  • Davidus Cigars — Rockville Pike, MD

  • Davidus Cigars — Shady Grove, MD

  • Davidus Cigars — Urbana, MD

  • Tobacco Rose — Ann Arbor, MI

  • Stogies on Grand — Saint Paul, MN

  • Two Guys Smoke Shop — Hudson, NH

  • Dad’s Cigar Warehouse — Nanuet, NY

  • Havana House — Niles, OH

  • Robusto & Briar — Cleveland, OH

  • King’s Leaf Cigar Lounge — Charleston, SC

  • Tinder Box — Rapid City, SD

  • Addison Cigar & Tobacco — Addison, TX

  • Arlington Cigar Co. — Arlington, TX

  • Blue Smoke of Dallas — Dallas, TX

  • Milan Tobacconists — Roanoke, VA

  • Smokey Joe’s — Tacoma, WA

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