Updated details of the Davidoff Cigar Bar headed to the front of the Fashion Show mall include news it comes with a substantial price tag. Estimated construction costs for the 2,533-square-foot project have already risen to $1 million, but will pack in some novel features to lure the hardcore puffers.
Created by local franchise owners, father and son team Frank and Matt Arcella, it will be their seventh Las Vegas venture. They already operate six Davidoff retail outlets on the Strip, ranging from full stores to walk-up kiosks. This new bar will be located on the south end of the plaza, within the shadow of the large pylon currently being outfitted with new wrap-around video screens.
Technically named "Davidoff of Geneva — since 1911 Licensed Boutique and Cigar Bar," specialty interior ventilation will be a priority and guests can also sit at one of the 50 spots on their patio facing the Wynn and Encore resorts across Las Vegas Boulevard.
A walk-in humidor will offer their familiar wares, but the Arcellas revealed to Cigar Aficionado magazine they will be stocking "limited-edition cigars that will include the likes of Davidoff Las Vegas Edition, Fuente Fuente OpusX Angel's Share, Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series, Davidoff Year of the Sheep, and Davidoff Oro Blanco, among others."
To go with the smokes, a high-end boozy pairing menu is being developed, primarily focused on scotches and bourbons, in an environment that will feature "state of the art lighting and music." While work progresses on the 22,000-square-foot plaza, Davidoff is pushing to be open in time for Cigar Aficionado’s Big Smoke 2015 gathering at the Mirage on Nov. 13.