Indianapolis, IN, June 21, 2017 – BLEND Bar with Davidoff Cigars announced today that it has been named one of the five finalists for Best Cigar Lounge in the world by Cigar Journal.  The Cigar Journal’s Cigar Trophy is regarded as the most highly respected accolade in the trade.  Votes can be cast from June 23 – 30, 2017 at http://www.cigarjournal.com.

Commenting on the nomination, Corey Johnston, President, stated “We are thrilled to have once again been named one of five finalists in the Best Cigar Lounge category, twice in the past three years.  BLEND is the only cigar lounge from the U.S. to be named a finalist which is a huge honor for our brand.  Since our last nomination in 2015, we have taken the BLEND concept to Nashville, Pittsburgh and just announced our newest location in The Woodlands, TX.  BLEND offers a unique, upscale environment for adults with discerning tastes.  The BLEND concept is built around a complete sensory experience and offers customers rare selections of spirits, wine and cigars from around the world in an environment featuring a state-of-the-art ventilation system and a proprietary entertainment network, the BLEND Entertainment Network (“BEN”).”

 About BLEND 

The concept originated in Indianapolis, IN during 2013 and expanded to Nashville, TN and Pittsburgh, PA in 2016.  In October 2015, BLEND announced a strategic partnership with Davidoff of Geneva USA. The partnership is the first of its kind in the United States incorporating the “Davidoff of Geneva – since 1911” look and feel. BLEND will use the same materials as the current “Davidoff of Geneva – since 1911” global retail concept for the walk-in humidors, but retain the unique look and feel of a BLEND elsewhere throughout the venue. The concept prominently features Davidoff of Geneva USA brands, in addition to other premium cigars. Patrons of BLEND locations are offered premium cigars, spirits and wines in a social-friendly nightclub environment. For more information, visit www.blendbarcigar.com.

About CKM Entertainment

BLEND is owned and operated by CKM Entertainment, LLC (CKM).  Headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, CKM is a leading developer and operator of upscale cigar, spirit and social-friendly nightclubs throughout the United States.  CKM currently has BLEND locations in Indianapolis, Nashville and Pittsburgh, with plans to grow to other major markets throughout the country, including The Woodlands, TX.

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