North of Havana Cigar & Lounge Holds Ribbon Cutting
North of Havana co-owner Christopher Cassese (center) cuts the ribbon assisted by First Selectman Mike Freda (left) and Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce Senior Director of Sales & Marketing Gary Ciarleglio. (Photo courtesy of the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce)
North of Havana, located at 77 State Street in North Haven, held a ribbon cutting grand opening on Nov. 12. The lounge seeks to offer a casual friendly atmosphere to enjoy a cigar and cocktail with friends while watching the game, shooting pool, throwing darts, or playing cards. It has been under new ownership since November 2019. The new owners, Christopher Cassese and Robert El-Hage, have gone to great measures to update the physical space, improve the quality and price of cigars in the humidor, and make the location a welcoming spot open to anyone. In addition to cigars and accessories, the lounge hosts monthly events and offers memberships and lockers. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/NOHCigars.