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Friday, March 20, 2020
COVID-19 | Important Store Updates
Dear Fellow Cigar Enthusiast,
With all the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 Virus (I refuse to continue to disparage the CORONA name over this virus), I wanted to give you an update on Corona Cigar Company’s retail stores. At this time, all of our stores, including our bars, are open for business. On March 17th, Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order that shut down all bars and nightclubs that derive more than 50% of their gross revenue from the sale of alcoholic beverages for 30 days. Fortunately, all of our stores fall below that 50% threshold so all our stores and bars are allowed to continue to serve alcohol.
However, we are taking serious precautions and encourage our customers and staff to frequently was hands, refrain from shaking hands, keep at least six feet distance from others, and please do not come in if you feel sick or have a compromised immune system. We are taking extra steps to disinfect and clean our stores including frequently sanitizing door handles, credit card terminals, counters tops, and tables. We will continue to maintain a clean and welcoming environment.
All of our stores and mail order operations are opening at normal business hours. Our Davidoff Tampa store is required by the City of Tampa to close at 10PM. Our other stores will remain open with normal business hours, however our managers have the discretion to close early if warranted. If you prefer to shop online at CoronaCigar.com remember, all orders over $50 ship free and if you live in Florida you will usually get your cigars the next day.
These are unprecedented times and a lot of people are under a lot of stress. We know sunshine and sitting outside with a nice cigar and a cocktail does a lot for the soul and the Florida weather has been beautiful! We have great WiFi in all our stores so if you have to work remotely, we can accommodate you.
This is an especially tough time for small business and folks who work in the hospitality industry. We encourage you to support your local business, bartenders and servers. We want to give a huge THANK YOU to all the health care workers, grocery store employees, farmers and truck drivers (and toilet paper factories) who are pulling double duty to keep us fed and supplied. Without you, we could not survive! We will continue to monitor the situation and follow any mandates from the state and local authorities.
Thank you for your continued support and together we will all get through this different time!
Jeff Borysiewicz President and Founder Corona Cigar Co. Florida Sun Grown