Wishes granted

Published 10:26 am Thursday, April 25, 2019

Jake’s Cigar Bar opens new location in Brannon Crossing

By Anne Carmichael
For the Jessamine Journal

Jake Glancy could hardly contain his excitement as he shared the progress and plans for the new location of Jake’s Cigar Bar.
Located at 100 Langley Drive in Brannon Crossing, the new facility is just moments away from their current location at 263 East Brannon Road, but the expansion and new options will no doubt make it one of the go-to places in Lexington and Nicholasville this summer.
“We anticipate the move from the current location (which remains open) to happen around April 21, but our grand opening will be April 27,” Glancy said.
The event will be at the new facility and is sponsored by New Riff Distilling.
A portion of the proceeds for the evening will go to the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the public is invited. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with a toast to the new facility at 7:30 p.m.
Those who attend can also expect a surprise cigar announcement.
“We’ve listened to everything our customers have told us over the last nine years we’ve been in business, and I think we’ve incorporated almost everything on their wish list,” Glancy said.
Jake’s Cigar Bar will have one of the best selections of bourbon in the area, as well as wine and beers. Of course, as the name indicates, their knowledge and selection of cigars are second to none. Whether you’re an occasional cigar smoker on game day and at special events or a longtime aficionado, Jake’s Cigar Bar can help you make a perfect choice, Glancy said.
Glancy said the number of businesses going smoke-free in recent years hasn’t had an impact on his business.
“We’re a different kind of place,” he said. “We’re not the smoky gentlemen’s club of the past where ladies weren’t welcome, and non-smokers were uncomfortable. Anyone over 21 will be comfortable and find something they enjoy. If you’re not a smoker, you’ll hardly know that anyone is smoking at Jake’s. We’ve installed a $40,000 HVAC system that replaces any stale air with fresh air completely every ten minutes.”
As the springtime weather in Kentucky shifts into high gear with summer soon to follow, finishing touches are being put on the nearly 40-foot outdoor patio area, with an area for outdoor sports as well.
“There’s really no limit to the diversity of our clientele,” he said. “We have ladies who come in with their friends, businessmen, younger college-age men and women, and retirees who just want to kick back and relax.
“In the past, we were often asked about renting out our space for private parties and meetings, but we just didn’t have space or the facilities. Well, the new building will have a private mezzanine with a second story patio, its own bar, private bartender and accommodations for catering by Drake’s.”