Q: How would you describe your business in a couple of paragraphs?

A: Our new business is a melting pot of new and old traditions. It allows customers to enjoy a cup of Starbucks coffee and a signature cigar on their way to work or spend a night with old and new friends drinking a mixed drink or glass of wine at the bar.

The Cigar Loft is tucked away on the second floor. Once the elevator doors open, guests are instantly invited into a warm space filled with an atmosphere that will make you feel at home. Our business overlooks the city of Concord, allowing patrons to enjoy a beverage or a cigar in our plush seating, watching sports or enjoying the view. No matter if it’s day or night, members will enter a place of relaxation where everyone knows your name.

Q: What is your specialty, and what sets you apart?

A: The Cigar Loft is a new take on a longstanding tradition. Members can expect the finest cigars, top-shelf bourbon and scotch as well as personalized customer service. Members can also expect a place of socialization to watch a ball game or hang out and play a game of putt-putt on our putting green. Customers can also enjoy a great cup of coffee and cigar as they wind down or start their day from work. The Cigar Loft’s goal is to cater to its members, making a personalized atmosphere just for you. Must be 21 or older to enter.

Q: How and why did you go into business?

A: We got into the business for our passion in fine-crafted cigars and cocktails and understand the need for a place that allows consumers to enjoy both. We take pride in our customer service and understanding of everyone’s personalized needs to create an atmosphere that makes the CigarLoft your new favorite bar.

Q: Who are the owners/partners/managers?

A: Ron Ward, an entrepreneur who has businesses in the fitness, premium cigar and trucking industries.

Derek Kilgore, entrepreneur and motivational speaker.

Q: Where are you located, and how can customers reach you?

A: 76 Union St. S., Concord NC 28025, across from the courthouse above Not Just Franks.

Editor’s note: The Independent Tribune presents the owners of new businesses with a series of questions to give them an opportunity to tell our readers about their services. These are the questions and answers for The Cigar Loft, now open in downtown Concord.