Tucson-based cigar retailer Anthony's Cigar Emporium has begun work on their first Phoenix location, with owner Mike Teufel saying he hopes to have it open for business by June.
"We don't have an opening date yet, it's a big construction job and we are just finishing architectural plans," Teufel said in an e-mail. The store will be located at 5563 N. 7th St. in Phoenix, just south of Bethany Home Road. It will put them directly across from the popular Culinary Dropout restaurant and its neighboring space The Yard, as well as among a burgeoning group of restaurants and neighborhood hangouts.
The space was most recently a branch office of CitiFinancial.
While its official launch is still a ways off, a Facebook page and Twitter account have been created for the new store so that fans can keep an eye on its progress. Teufel says that customers can expect a big grand opening event when the store is finally ready.