Thursday, May 26, 2016
Need a nice place for your retail business?
History would doubtless suggest that this facility was once known as the Bankable Building. Bankable, if I am not mistaken, was a cigar brand.
The locals know the building as the National Cigar Company, the home of El Verso Cigars. Cigars were rolled here for 96 years. At times in its history, the company employed up to 150 people here. When they closed the doors in March 2015 seventeen employees lost their jobs. Federal taxes were cited by the owners as a principal factor in the decision to close.
There now remains but one cigar factory in the United States. It is located in Tampa, Florida.
The listing agent named here is BBBH's d.i.l.