Carlito Fuente Jr. of Arturo Fuente Cigars likes to say, “it’s not about the Cigars, it’s about the people.” Saturday people and cigars will both be in abundance at the grand opening of Lord Puffer Tobacconist in Escondido, and the arrival of iconic cigar manufacturer Carlito Fuente Jr. of Arturo Fuente Cigars.
Fuente is one of the most critically acclaimed makers of hand-rolled premium cigars outside of Cuba. Lord Puffer is located at 1315 Las Villas Way, Escondido, near the intersection of El Norte Parkway & Centre City Parkway.
The Grand Opening and 2018 Fuente Fever are both happening Saturday, June 23 from noon to closing. This celebration of the opening of the cigar lounge and a special appearance from Carlito Fuente Jr of Arturo Fuente Cigars, will include an opportunity to enjoy the company of good friends, smoked barbecue, cigars, cocktails, a live Cuban Jazz band “Amistad Cubana.”
Also on hand will be ten time Grammy award winner Arturo Sandoval, one of the legends of modern jazz.
Lord Puffer, which opened a few months ago in Escondido, has the largest humidor in California (3,000 square feet) from which it sells wholesale cigars to the public.
Attendees at the special event will have access to all the super rare and highly sought after Fuente Fuente Opus X.
For the first time ever, “Fuente Fever 33” is coming to Southern California in collaboration with Lord Puffer Cigars for a Grand Opening / Fuente party extravaganza. This will be the largest west coast Fuente event where all Cigar enthusiasts will get the chance to meet Fuente, president of Arturo Fuente Cigar Company.
Favorite and most sought after Arturo Fuente and Fuente Fuente Opus X Cigars will be available in various sizes, sample packs, and boxes.
A portion of the proceeds go to Cigar Family Charitable Foundation (www.cf-cf.org,) a nonprofit that provides access to education for children in the Dominican Republic along with food, medical and dental.
We will have 2 parking options.
Option 1: Guests will be able to park along the curb on Las Villas Way. As space is limited, the curbside parking will be first come first serve basis.
Option 2: We will have the parking lot at Escondido Police and Fire headquarters reserved for us that day. The Escondido Police and Fire headquarters is 1 stoplight away but we will be providing complimentary shuttle service to and from the parking lot and Lord Puffer Cigars. (Please see the attached images below for parking lot location)
*Since it will be a day of drinking, cocktailing and smoking, Uber / Lyft services are highly recommended!
**IF YOU HAVE NOT PURCHASED TICKETS YET, THEY WILL BE $50.00 AT THE DOOR**
Upon arrival at Lord Puffer Cigars please kindly check-in at the entrance. All you will need to do is provide your first and last name and number of guests in your party. **All VIP guests will receive a wrist band which is required to enter the VIP lounge area. All VIP’s will also receive a gift bag which contains your 2 complimentary drink tickets inside along with a souvenir custom Fuente Fever 33 shirt!**