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STRIPLVINTERVIEWS EN FUEGO CIGARS AND LOUNGE By Eddie Rivkin It’s been almost 20 years since the Great Cigar Boom. It was a time when everyone wanted to be seen smoking, and places to enjoy a cigar were popping up like 7-Elevens on every corner. Revenues multiplied exponentially and every Tom, Dick and Harry with a few bucks in their pocket and a thick misogyny streak had their name on a cigar band and box. Ahhh… the good old days, when, if you had cigars in your store, you could name your price. The masses did as they were told, smoked what they were given, and paid whatever the price was. But like all things (except Al Gore’s Internet) everything that goes BOOM, eventually goes BUST. And when it went bust, the tens of millions of cigars in inventory all over the country were sold for as little as 5 cents on the dollar. Revenues flatlined, and to this day, only show very small annual increases. Cigar bars and shops closed as fast as they opened, and all of this happened before the thousand-pound gorilla entered the room. That gorilla is called The Smoking Ban movement and it is still tearing through this country! Led by self-righteous crusading curmudgeons like former NYC Mayor Bloomberg, an individual’s right to smoke has been virtually eliminated in every big city in the U.S.A. They even tried it here in Las Vegas with the adoption of one of the weakest, poorly crafted, lame-brained, attempts at law. Thankfully, the law was never enforced, but the damage was done. Most of the great cigar lounges in Vegas faded off into the desert sunset. Thankfully, there is still one great place for people to get together and enjoy a cigar, a couple of belts of Scotch, and a game on the big screens – without the scrutiny or pressure of non-smoking fanatics and the P.C. Police. Ladies and Gentlemen of STRIPLV Magazine, allow me to introduce you to En Fuego Cigars & Lounge and owner, Michael Abdullah. Nestled in the strip mall with iconic Golden Steer Steakhouse and literally two minutes west of Las Vegas Boulevard on Sahara, En Fuego is the perfect location for cigar aficionados and amateurs to enjoy a smoke during their travels around

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