A few weeks back, I was catching up on new posts over at Cigar Clubhouse, when I saw Stephen Boyajian (owner of Cigar Clubhouse) mention a new project that he was working on. The project he mentioned was CigarFriendly.us and it is basically a database of cigar friendly establishments.
Because of how frequently a new cigar site hits the web, I find it difficult to get excited about anything without giving it some time to develop. Over the past couple of weeks, I kept an eye on the site to see how the progress was coming along.
On Tuesday morning I decided to give the submission process a test drive. Registering for an account was quick and painless, before long I was all set up to begin listing cigar friendly establishments I’ve done business with.
After several minutes of research and keying in information, I had a bunch of shops added to the database. Somewhere along the way, Jerry also began entering in cigar friendly establishments that he has visited. The two of us got caught up in creating new entries and it became a mini competition, or sorts. The only rule was that we only placed the shops we have visited into the database.
When the dust settled a short time later, we were both tapped out and couldn’t come up with any other shops to add. Jerry’s total was fifteen shops while my total weighed in at twelve shops. The flurry of activity seemed to become amplified on Twitter and a number of other people joined in, entering their local cigar shops. A few hours after all of this activity started, nearly one-hundred new additions were incorporated into the user-driven database.
After watching the site for a time to see it develop, then diving in to make submissions, I’m definitely liking the site. Given some time, I can see it really taking off and holding thousands of cigar friendly establishments across the county.
Cigar Friendly establishment into the database?