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special feature ║ PURO’S CIGAR

PURO’S CIGAR Five Years And Going Strong By diane feen

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pHOTOs BY MELISSA KORMAN

Everyone says the same thing about Lisbeth and Eduardo Garcia of Puro’s Cigar Shop. The young and old, conservative or liberal, plumber or surgeon they all agree that the Garcia’s are the nicest people on the planet.

And after attending their 5th anniversary soiree we can honestly say it’s not hyperbole, it’s true. As a way of celebrating their successful cigar business, Eduardo, Lisbeth and Jesus held their annual fête that included a barbeque and festive party. There was a white tent in the parking lot (with gold chandelier) music, dancing and a delicious barbeque prepared by friends J.C. and Miguel. Long tables gave everyone a chance to sit together and savor the feeling of friendship. It is this camaraderie - and the good vibes - that keeps regulars like Ray Sayour coming back to Puro’s. “I’ve been coming here for five years and I’m here almost every day for a cigar. Eduardo and Lisbeth are sweethearts. They treat you like family, they always remember my birthday and when I needed help a while ago Eduardo was there for me,” said the sales manager for the healthcare industry. Jerry Abrams, who lives in Delray, feels the same way about Puro’s and its founders. The extremely fit octogenarian stops by Puro’s a few times a month and relishes the male bonding that takes place. “Puro’s has a great selection of cigars and the owners treat you so well. Some days I sit outside with the men and we talk about all kinds of things, except for politics or religion. You meet the most interesting people here – some are executives, others are plumbers or doctors, but we have interesting conversations,” said Abrams, who came to the party with his wife of 57 years, Phylliss. To add to the festivity of the night, prizes were raffled off by daughter Herlis. Alberto

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Co- owner Eduardo Garcia proudly welcomes a huge crowd to the party

Co-owners Edwardo & LISBETH share a hug in the center of festivies of BBQ and dancing

won a gift basket filled with a bottle of wine, cigars, a hat, shirt, ashtray and cigar holder, and Robbie Hammond, a private chef, won a Devon & Jones shirt with fashion crest. Hammond goes to Puro’s to smoke great cigars and socialize with the other patrons. “I like the fact that this is not a chain and the

Edwardo with daughter Harlis and son Javier in the cigar shop

owners are so nice. When I am here it feels like the good old days when shop owners were your friends. There’s also a sense of fellowship with the guys who come here, we share our experiences.” Hammond isn’t the only one who feels part of the extended Garcia family. Marc

Atlantic Ave Magazine - December 2014 Edition  

Atlantic Ave Magazine - Life, Arts, Dining, Cultural and Family Events in Delray Beach Florida

Atlantic Ave Magazine - December 2014 Edition  

Atlantic Ave Magazine - Life, Arts, Dining, Cultural and Family Events in Delray Beach Florida

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