Tax victory

Brick and Mortar Cigar shops across the state are all breathing a collective sigh of relief at the defeat of the purposed excise Tax increase on Cigars. Governor Como sought to increase the Tax amount  on cigars from the 28.5% to 75% for the next fiscal year. With little or no knowledge of the industry this seemed like a great way for the state to increase tax revenue. What the Governor failed to realize is that 66 % of cigars purchased happens on the Tax free internet sites. Also cigar smokers locally can purchase Tax free at the native American shops. The Governor’s actions would do little to increase state revenues while forcing New York State residents to search out cheaper alternatives. Punishing small business causing many closings and loss of jobs and less sales tax collected. We applaud the Senate & Legislators seeing the clear harm this increase would cause and defeat the proposal. Retailers will have a year to continue to educate our state representatives on what will help to grow our industry. Thanks to everyone that helped hard working NYS business’s overcome this Tax oppression

Cigars for Charity

We are sad to announce there will be no Cigars for Charity event this year at the casino. The Seneca Niagara Hotel & Casino has decided to make the banquet room used by Cigars for Charity non smoking. After 10 years at the Casino we were surprised at this change. We are currently looking into doing… Continue Reading

CAO event with Master Blender Rick Rodriguez

Virgil avenue tobacconist will kick off the new year with a special event. On January 31st. join us for a CAO event featuring Rick Rodriguez Master blender  and brain child behind the CAO line of premium cigars. Guests will be able to talk face to face with one of the premier cigar blenders for General… Continue Reading

Happy New Year

With the craziness of the holiday season just about over I have some time to reflect on all the good and bad things that made up 2017. We had a great year at the shop! Many new products for our customers to enjoy despite all the FDA nonsense. The ongoing legal battle to preserve our livelihood had many… Continue Reading

Fuente opus XXX

Just in at Virgil Ave. is a limited supply of Fuente Opus X. There are 6 sizes Chatues, Robusts, Belicoso’s  Chatue #4 , DBL Coronas, and #3. They will not last long and we don’t know if this will be our only Holiday allocation. Currently the are no Fuente Anejo  Hoping for a large allocation like last year.… Continue Reading

Fair pricing?

Halloween brings the close to October. November is the time around the shop when we give serious attention to getting ready for the coming holiday season. We have placed several large orders for new humidors ,cigar cutters, many new lighters and ashtrays. All perfect for gifting. Soon we will also have several cigar gift packs… Continue Reading

Fall in the Buff!

Labor day traditionally marks the end of summer. At the shop activity turns towards what’s happening in the Rocky Patel Lounge. Pre season football has attracted guys to the lounge to get their info for fantasy football draft day. Saturdays we feature collage games in the lounge. Sundays Mondays, and Thursdays it’s the pros. Major league baseball and… Continue Reading

No Summertime blues @ Virgil Ave!

The # 1 cigar of the year, The Andalusian Bull is back in stock! A very limited supply of Fuente Opus X are currently also available. Drew Estates Liga Privada is in good supply including some Papas Fritas!  New cigars available at Virgil include the Avo Limited Edition Improvisation and the Camacho Liberty 2017. CAO Fuma… Continue Reading

CAO Dinner

Barry and I had the privilege of being taken out to dinner last Friday evening by CAO master Blender Rick Rodriguez from General Cigar. The guys came to Virgil Ave to visit with old friends and hang out. Many of our customers got to talk about CAO blends and the nature of the industry with true insiders. Rick came with… Continue Reading

Drew Estate Liga Privada

Virgil avenue tobacconist just received a huge order of very limited Liga Privada cigars. Pigs, Rats, T’s and # 9’s Tubes and Papa Fretas. No one in Western New York has the inventory of Liga cigars like Virgil Ave. We offer these cigars at very reasonable prices. No price gouging at Virgil Ave. The second shipment… Continue Reading