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Founded in the early stages of 2012 through a collective love of cigars, the desire to own and operate our own business and to create a space that would make everyone who walks through the door feel welcome, comfortable and included, came Village Cigar Company & Barbershop.Founding Partners Jerry Filice & Ryan Baker
After signing the lease in Village Square in Downtown Burlington, Ontario in May 2012, we wasted no time starting demolition just moments after the keys landed in the palms of our hands. The next two months were spent relentlessly charging forward to build the shop we always envisioned. We enlisted the help of some very knowledgeable and extremely generous friends and family to create what you all see today, which is not merely just a retail location. Our goal was to create a community; to enhance peoples’ enjoyment of cigars, pipes, gentlemanly accoutrements and Traditional Barbering by representing the culture to its fullest.
We opened our doors to much anticipation on July 20th, 2012. Opening day was a special one as we filled the shop not only with those supporters who helped make it happen, but also new friends we hoped would join in the excitement of this new space. Since that day, we have continued to meet new friends and have also continued to expand our offering of fine cigars from around the world on a weekly basis. The more than 100 square foot walk-in humidor is our ultimate pride and joy but it’s just the beginning of the experience. We are more than happy to spend time in there with you, talking about your likes and preferences, but it’s when you step outside of the humidor where the community truly takes shape. You are welcome at any time to sit in the lounge and join us as we take in a movie or a game. Then when it’s time to finally partake in that fine cigar, we have set-up several comfortable chairs in our private courtyard complete with ashtrays, lighters and, during the cold-weather months, patio heat lamps to make the experience all that more enjoyable.
For those of you who wish to feel as though you have stepped way back in time, we also offer traditional barbering services. We have expert in-house barbers offering the finest in men’s haircuts and traditional hot towel straight razor shaves via one of our 5 antique barber chairs. It’s truly an experience you won’t forget: sit and get cleaned up, grab a cigar, then shoot the shit as the afternoon passes by.
So whether you’re new to our VCC&B experience or you’ve been with us since Day One, we encourage you to stop in, get to know us and enjoy your favourite cigar or even try something entirely new. Most of all, we’re simply looking forward to meeting you.