Published On: Sun, Aug 6th, 2017

History of Little Cigars

There are a number of places that apparently built for cigars, like places where factories and roads are paved for tobacco, places where cigars are being lit with leaves blooming independently. Ybor City is one of these places, popularly known as one of the best hotspot for nightclubs and bars. Once upon a time, this city was called as the World’s Cigar Capital.

Ybor City is considered as a historic district being located in Tampa, Florida. This city was named after a Spaniard who is said to have migrated at 14 years of age at Cuba, named as Vincent Martinez Ybor. Vincent was initially a cigar salesman and eventually started to manufacture cigars. With time, he built up his own cigar factory located in Havana. But due to war and Cuban Revolution at Havana, Vincent had to move his factory to Key West, Florida along with several workers.

Success of migration of the cigar factory to Tampa

This relocation of the cigar factory from Havana to Key West was a great success and the business achieved great profits. But transportation as well as labor was a serious issue which kept this business’ success evasive. Then one of his friends suggested him the location of Tampa to be favorable for flourishing of this business as Tampa is a place which has suitable water, climate, transportation which are the necessities for this productive process.

On relocating the business to Tampa, it got them large acres of land which helped them starting their business. This further gave birth to a beautiful town in 1886. This area was mainly built for the housing purpose of the workers who worked in Ybor’s factory, which slowly gave way to a town named as Ybor City.

Tampa, the Cigar industry

Majority of the residents of Tampa earned their living by making cigars and working in Vincent’s number of factories. People who did not rolled cigars, worked in trades and communication that was cigar related. Few of them made cigar boxes, few produced various cigar brands and few others were owners of restaurants which did not prohibit “no smoking” hanging from the restaurant’s windows. This was also considered as cultures were melting in pots giving home to variety of Italian, Spanish, African and different migrants from Cuba. English for many of them was not the primary language, thereby giving way to a diverse group of people being grabbed by a cigar industry.

Therefore, this cigar industry development has set a kind of culturist tempo out of a world wise luxury. One can visit and get hold of various types of cigars as well as great cigar accessories, sure to please your taste and enhance your cigar smoking experience.

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