A brand new premium cigar establishment called Blue Flame Cigar & Bar Lounge is preparing to debut in the Lake District.
Lakeland resident Josh Arnold and his business partner, James Hartsfield, recently signed a lease to open the cigar lounge in what was supposed to be Effin’ Egg, according to Lakeland Currents. Blue Flame Cigar & Bar Lounge will have plenty of cigar options, a full bar with beer, wine, and spirits, as well as couches and furniture for lounging. A full and professional ventilation system will be installed so the smoke doesn’t bother patrons. Blue Flame Cigar & Bar Lounge is expected to open in Spring 2024.
“I feel like Memphis needs more of an upscale experience when it comes to cigar lounges,” Arnold tells Lakeland Currents. “I want people to just relax as soon as they walk in. We will offer a unique upscale and ambiance environment for patrons by bringing together cigar smokers to celebrate, and relax through bonding in an upscale yet inviting culture. You will also immediately notice glass walls in the back that lead to the humidor with our premium cigars,”
Yehuda Netanel, the developer of The Lake District, tells the publication that Effin’ Egg, which was announced by the district last year, will not be coming to the development for various reasons. On top of premium alcoholic options, Blue Flame Cigar & Bar Lounge will have a wide variety of cigars, with Arnold and Hartsfield anticipating stocking between 50-100 brands. Ownership believes this establishment will be a significant part of the community.
“Our plan is to employ locally and be active participants in the growth and success of the community,” Arnold says. “As current business leaders, and a proud military veteran, we have the tools to be successful, and we look forward to partnering with the Lakeland community.”