The Casa del Habano cigar store in Basel, Switzerland is now part of Dominique London, a newly formed retail group that controls nearly 20 cigar stores, including other La Casa del Habano franchises in the UK. Uni and Belgium.
The newly acquired Basel store has been a Casa del Habano for 25 years. Like all La Casa del Habano retail stores, the Basel site exclusively offers Cuban cigars. It is located in the city’s banking district and is one of the four Casas in Switzerland, the other three being in Zurich, Lugano and Nyon.
Established in March this year, Dominique London is a merger between London-based retailer C.Gars Ltd. and the Belgian group La Casa del Tabaco. The company now operates a European portfolio of luxury boutiques specializing in premium cigars and spirits. The founder of C.Gars, Mitchell Orchant, is the commercial director of the company while Dominique Gyselinck, founder of the La Casa del Tabaco group, is the COO.
âSwitzerland has a tradition for fine tobacco that dates back to the 16th century, so we are very proud to be a part of that history,â said Orchant. âBasel has a long history of offering prints that attract visitors from all over the world. We will be happy to meet their cigar needs and serve the local community. “
La Casa del Habano is the retail subsidiary of Habanos SA, a global distributor of Cuban cigars. According to Habanos, there are more than 150 La Casa del Habano stores in 65 countries around the world. Each year, Habanos SA produces cigars specially designed for these points of sale.