New cigar bar gets licenses to serve food, liquor

New cigar bar gets licenses to serve food, liquor

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence Town Council last week approved liquor and food licenses for Mundo De Cigar, a new cigar bar set to open in the former Mr. Cigar space at 1622 Mineral Spring Ave.

A Class BV full liquor license and victualing license will allow the "100 percent owner" of the property, Rosadina Acosta Abbott, to add new revenue streams, according to Robert Peretti, attorney for the business.

Peretti said patrons have expressed interest in having a local cigar bar. Mundo De Cigar will offer a "low-key, tranquil environment" for having a bite to eat, enjoying a drink and smoking a cigar, he said.

The owner is hoping to have the business open within the next month or two, Peretti told the council. He said there won't be any entertainment on the premises. The business would be open for additional hours with the food and liquor licenses in hand, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Acosta Abbott believes she has enough parking, 14 spaces, to accommodate the cigar bar's needs, said Peretti. An agreement is in place for an additional six or seven spaces nearby.

It isn't clear what kind of impact the addition of Mundo De Cigar will have on the growing number of smoke shops in town. Kelley Fagnant, owner of Smokestack Cigar Shop in Centredale, said she doesn't see a new cigar bar impacting her business at all. Fagnant has "no interest" in applying for liquor or victualing licenses herself, as neither are areas of expertise, and she doesn't want to be open for longer hours as required by the licenses.