Trip to Denver! Questions about stores and cigars on the plane...

spincycle

Young Ape
Hi Folks,

I'm headed to Denver for a conference next week. I wanted to bring some sticks with me, but I've read that US Customs might seize them if they don't explicitly say non-Cuban somewhere on the cigar.

So my next best option would be to buy at a B&M. Anyone know where I can go in Denver? I'll be staying at the Crowne Plaza (Near Colfax and Broadway). Thanks CS!




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spincycle

Young Ape
Never seen a cigar the says "non-cuban". Like cb said, unband them.
You guys are giving the noobie a hard time. :)

By non-Cuban, the band would say the country of origin on the band somewhere. However, if removing the band is sufficient to get me though customs, that is what I'll do!



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thebiglebowski

Lowland Gorilla
maybe i'm missing something - but what right would US customs have to confiscate cuban cigars from a canadian citizen (presuming that's what the OP is)?
 

Boomer

ChestBeater
Back to your question on B&M locations. Jerri's is about 3-4 blocks away
500 16th St # 128, Denver, CO - (303) 825-3522‎. That's about the closest to your intersection.
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Snake Hips

Götterdämmerung
maybe i'm missing something - but what right would US customs have to confiscate cuban cigars from a canadian citizen (presuming that's what the OP is)?
It doesn't matter where you're a citizen of; it's illegal to import Cuban products into the United States.

But to answer the OP, just take the bands off and you'll be fine. If it so happens that you aren't fine and you're left needing something to smoke, someone already mentioned Jerri's, and there's also a cigar shop in the Brown Palace Hotel on 17th and Tremont, which is right downtown and not far from where you're at either.
 

Opusfxd

Lowland Gorilla
Jerry's used to be good way back when, I've not been there in years.

I know it may be a bit further but Cigars on 6th is a fabulous choice. What's your schedule next week? PM me with details. We like to take care of visitors if we can.
 

zmancbr

Fuente Whore
Like Opusfxd said PM him and the Colorado Front Range Herfers will try to set something up for ya... off the top of my head I can meet ya anytime next week except Monday. So PM Dave (Opusfxd) and we can get something rolling for ya... :tu

There are lots of great stores in Denver as well... my favorites tend to be a bit north of where you are at... but there are some decent ones down south too. :D
 

Snake Hips

Götterdämmerung
Like Opusfxd said PM him and the Colorado Front Range Herfers will try to set something up for ya... off the top of my head I can meet ya anytime next week except Monday. So PM Dave (Opusfxd) and we can get something rolling for ya... :tu

There are lots of great stores in Denver as well... my favorites tend to be a bit north of where you are at... but there are some decent ones down south too. :D
No kidding - you're up in Thronton. I'm in Westminster, so I'm unfamiliar with most places down south too. Do you go to Original Cigar on 88th and Sheridan? That's my favorite place.
 

Cigary

Gorilla
I travel all the time and have never had problems with banded or unbanded cigars. They are more concerned with your butane lighters and Colgate toothpaste that has over 3 ounces of paste in the tube,,,sheesh.
 

drjammer

Peanut butter jelly time!
No kidding - you're up in Thronton. I'm in Westminster, so I'm unfamiliar with most places down south too. Do you go to Original Cigar on 88th and Sheridan? That's my favorite place.
I live in Westminster and stop at the Original now and then but I have found that the Havana Manor has a great selection of Tatuaje's and you can use the lounge for free:tu
 

macjoe53

Alpha Silverback
It doesn't matter where you're a citizen of; it's illegal to import Cuban products into the United States.

But to answer the OP, just take the bands off and you'll be fine. If it so happens that you aren't fine and you're left needing something to smoke, someone already mentioned Jerri's, and there's also a cigar shop in the Brown Palace Hotel on 17th and Tremont, which is right downtown and not far from where you're at either.
That is correct. Unless, of course, you're a diplomat or government official on official business and then they can't touch them.
 

Opusfxd

Lowland Gorilla
I live in Westminster and stop at the Original now and then but I have found that the Havana Manor has a great selection of Tatuaje's and you can use the lounge for free:tu
I live just down the road from Original Cigar but due to the lack of lounge and continually fuzzy sticks of 'plume' I too go up to HM (We'll be up there Wednesday if you're interested).
 

St. Lou Stu

Keeper of the Loc-Nar
Customs has been confiscating even unbanded cigars now due to the fact that they know this is common practice. Do I agree with this? NO, HELL NO. But they do it.
Most of that happens at the ground crossings though.

If you do not declare any tobacco or alcohol products when you are entering that is the easiest way to not get hassled.
If they then search and discover(which is fairly unlikely), say whoops... for got about those. As long as they aren't clearly banded cc's you stand a good chance of getting through just fine.

I never declare anything.

Unless I'm carrying weed... I always declare that!:D Cavity searches are fun.
 

drjammer

Peanut butter jelly time!
I live just down the road from Original Cigar but due to the lack of lounge and continually fuzzy sticks of 'plume' I too go up to HM (We'll be up there Wednesday if you're interested).
Not sure if they changed some personel or not but the last time I was in there the cigars looked much better than say a year ago. I wish I could make it Wed., however I am thinking of taking my brother to HM for a UFC event on Oct. 25th if anyone is interested!:D I will post this on our board as well:tu
 

Rolando

alliroG
Customs has been confiscating even unbanded cigars now due to the fact that they know this is common practice. Do I agree with this? NO, HELL NO. But they do it.
Most of that happens at the ground crossings though.

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It makes so much sense. Enforce an embargo against cuba that has never worked for decades but openly do business with red china which is a bigger threat and is well-known for human rights violations.
 
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