J.C. Newman Promotes Kara Guagliardo to New Position


In a press release, Guagilardo commented: “We were inspired by the many wineries, distilleries, and breweries around the country that have become tourist destinations. After realizing that nothing similar for cigars existed in the United States, we knew that our 112-year-old El Reloj cigar factory would be the perfect destination for visitors to experience America’s cigar heritage.”

According to J.C. Newman Cigar Company, Guagilardo’s team will grow and there will be an increased focus on El Reloj and the area around it. Last year, the company broke ground on what is being called “Cigar Workers Park” located across the street from El Reloj. It is expected to open to the public this May. J.C. Newman is also in the early stages of restoring the historic Sanchez y Haya Real Estate Company building, built in 1910, and plans to open a small hotel, restaurant, and cigar lounge in in 2025.

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