The number of places to smoke throughout the country are not as many as people think and that includes outdoor spaces. So to hear ANY news about a great place to smoke is BIG News. However. It would help all of us to have a little bit more information on exactly where these joynts are and their member/non-member policies (provided they have any). Is Alcoa near Memphis? Is it near Nashville? For those of us who travel a lot, we love hearing about places to smoke, especially if its within our radar range of places we travel to. So any additional 411 on this wonderful sounding emporium would be greatly appreciated. If it happens to be near a place I travel to on business, I would like to support the establishment by going there, buying smokes from them including a box of their exclusive.
(I was in Scottsdale in January and prior to arriving; I bought a couple of 5 packs of the La Palina Maduro from Cigar King in Scottsdale. Of course, once I got to Scottsdale, I made a visit to their store/lounge later that week, bought some cigars to smoke there; hung out in their lounge; met a few of the staff, etc. This is the type of thing we need to do to support those who invest a great deal of capital to provide aficionados a place to relax and enjoy their stoges.)
I'm Cody. I manage the E.P. Carrillo lounge referenced in this article. We are located in Alcoa, Tn. which is just outside of Knoxville. As far as our lounge policy..We welcome all cigar smokers. We charge no membership fee or admission. We built this lounge to enhance the smoking experience for everyone who steps foot into it (& paired with the wonderful Carrillo family due to their phenomenal cigars and wonderful personalities).
Our facebook and twitter links are above if you are interested in hearing about what we have going on in the future.
We would LOVE to have you in if you're ever in our area.