Newport Tobacco, the area’s most successful cigar shop, has relocated within Fashion Island. The store, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year, is now located in the Island Terrace adjacent to Edwards Cinemas.
Annie and Richard Hallajian opened Newport Tobacco in 1989 when cigar smoking was enjoying a huge resurgence and cigar smokers were all the rage. As the owners of the most successful cigar shop in the area, the Hallajians are as dedicated to their customers as they are their business and that of Fashion Island. Annie has been on the Fashion Island Merchant Association Board of Directors as Treasurer for 15 years, and Newport Tobacco has always been very involved in the community and supports numerous charities through donations.
“Cigar smoking is a lifestyle that brings people together,” says Annie. “We are on a first-name basis with many of our customers and always know we will go the extra mile to get them products that they want.”
Newport Tobacco has a vast selection of premium cigars and accessories, such as humidors, lighters and ashtrays and many limited edition gift items. The store is an exclusive authorized Davidoff and S.T. Dupont dealer, offering exclusive and limited edition lighters. Newport Tobacco also has a selection of fine wines and cognacs to complement the cigars.
In addition, Newport Tobacco will also host private cigar parties, cigar tastings and monthly dinners. The store also sells California Lottery tickets.
Newport Tobacco is located at 997 Newport Center Drive. The store can be reached at (949) 644-5153.
Fashion Island, owned by The Irvine Company and located on the Newport Beach coast, is Southern California’s premier open-air luxury retail center. Fashion Island has nearly 200 unique and designer boutiques, restaurants and Orange County’s only Neiman Marcus, Kate Spade and Juicy Couture, as well as Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Home Store and Macy’s. Nordstrom will open at the center in spring, 2010. For more information visit www.ShopFashionIsland.com.