What’s the secret behind Royale Cigar Lounge?

By   – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First

The owner of the new Royale Cigar Lounge doesn’t expect it to be a one-off.

Ammar Karmi spent 20 years dreaming about and four years planning his new venture at 297 Georgesville Road on the city’s west side. The lounge, which is across from the Hollywood Casino Columbus, is now open and aiming to give cigar smokers, be they novice or aficionado, a compelling and comfortable place to enjoy.

If successful, it’s a brand he hopes to expand.

Check out my Wednesday story on Karmi and the how and why Royale Cigar Lounge came to be.

To hear some of that story straight from the man himself, as well as Antonia Soskin of Dreamhouse LLC who designed the space, check out the video.

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