Biggs Cigar Emporium

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A Cigar Shop in an Iconic Gold Coast Mansion

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Reasons to enjoy a fine cigar:

—You just led the Allies to victory.

—You just won your sixth NBA ring.

—You just finished reading this...

Because Biggs Cigar Emporium, an opulent mansion dedicated to the serious pursuit of stogie-puffing, is now soft-open.

It’s the latest incarnation of that one famous 1870s mansion, which was most recently Il Mulino. But this time, it’s putting its 15-foot ceilings, crystal chandeliers and hand-carved banisters at the service of fine tobacco.

Right now, the action is centered in the garden-level shop—peruse a selection of cigars in the Dominican Room. Learn a little bit about the newest up-and-coming tobacconists. Grab a stick that was rolled when the first Bush was in office. Relax in a leather club chair while you watch the game. (Here’s the slideshow.)

But here’s where it gets interesting. If you rent a personal humidor, you’ll have access to the upstairs whenever you come visit your stash. In a few weeks, it’ll be BYOB and outfitted with couches, armchairs and a billiards room.

It’s like smoking in a game of Clue.

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Biggs Cigar Emporium
at Biggs Mansion
1150 N Dearborn St
(at Elm)
Chicago, IL 60610
312-809-2444
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