Business Times of Edmond, Oklahoma September 2018 - Page 9

Rich Stacey (left) and Clyde Percy (right) are businesses partners who opened 2nd Street Cigar Co. earlier this year. white “CIGARS” sign on the building. “Ever since then, people have been coming in. “Cigar smokers are a tight-knit group, and word of mouth travels fast. We still get new customers coming in almost every day,” Clyde said. These two men hope to inform and educate all of the customers who are novice cigar smokers. Percy really enjoys teaching how to properly cut a cigar. Cigars are typically held together with pectin powder, or fruit glue as he calls it, and an end cap. Cut too much of the end cap off, and the cigar will unroll. Cut too little, and you will have a hard time enjoying the cigar. The complexity and uniqueness of each cigar are what made him keep coming back to them. Currently, they don’t offer any drinks on site, but buyers and club members can enjoy the lounge in the back. Patrons can lounge in leather chairs, smoke their favorite cigar, watch sports and meet other people. Cigars typically require a time investment. “It’s about taking a little bit of time to yourself to stop and relax,” Percy said. “Really, smoking a cigar is like taking a mini- vacation.” One of their most popular sellers is their house rolls made by a manufacturer they met while on a trip to Florida, but 2nd Street Cigar Co. has a little bit of everything, including experts on staff ready to help customers find the perfect fit. There’s no such thing as “the best cigar,” it’s just a journey to find one (or several) a customer would enjoy. Currently, 2nd Street Cigar Co. is the only cigar shop in Edmond, and they are looking to continue to grow and incorporate new events. The company is located at 3681 E 2nd St. It’s open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. September 2018 | The Business Times 9