MEET THE OWNERS
MICHAEL & SHANNON MARINO
Mike became interested in cigars while planning for a long overdue vacation to the Caribbean. Mike and Shannon hadn’t had a proper vacation without their five girls for 20 years! They both enjoyed the sun, beach and cigars immensely. Upon returning home, they set about looking for places to enjoy their new hobby. They were disappointed to discover that, due to restrictive smoking laws, there were very few places in the entire area where one could buy a cigar and a drink and drink and smoke them in the same establishment.
Having recently sold his successful family business established in 1946, Mike was ready for a new career.
He saw that the area might greatly enjoy a comfortable, relaxed lounge where men and women could enjoy a wide variety of cigars and rare liquors. When Shannon and he started visiting the Havana Cigar Room, they could see its potential. Mike contacted the owner at the time, April Nickles, and soon a deal was made. Havana Cigar Room became Santino’s Cigars & Cocktails in June 2016!
Besides giving the place a facelift and providing lots of comfortable seating, a state-of-the-art humidor was installed to perfectly climatize all those new and established cigar products, including a separate humidor for flavored cigars. Four industrial quality ventilation units (the same ones used in hospitals and casinos) were installed to keep the air quality in the rest of the place perfect as well. Non-smoking customers have even remarked how pleasant it is!
Now Mike and Shannon are thrilled to offer you Santino’s Cigars & Cocktails! Where aficionados and novices can enjoy the area’s only full service bar and cigar lounge offering outstanding cigars, unique accessories and the most sought-after bourbons, scotches and craft beers all served by friendly, experienced bartenders!