This upscale cigar lounge and whiskey bar has set its sights on a summer opening in South End. The Vintage Whiskey & Cigar Bar has snagged a 3,300-square-foot space at 215 E. Worthington Ave. — formerly the Iron Tribe Fitness location.

The Menagerie Hospitality Group, led by local tech entrepreneur Daniel Weiss, is behind that venture.

“People are looking for unique experiences, and this will offer a super niche outlet for those interested in cigars, superior whiskies and community,” Weiss says.

Expect that location to offer a diverse list of hand-selected whiskies and a full humidor with thousands of mild, medium and full-bodied cigars. Plans call for an in-house-created, seasonal craft cocktail menu, wines, local beers and a full espresso bar.

Private, concierge-style membership options will be available as well.

“We are excited to provide a sophisticated location in which to do business, exchange ideas and to enjoy,” Weiss says.

Overcash Demmitt Architects has been tapped for design development. The project will feature a custom built-in humidor and a HVAC air purification system.

original article via Charlotte Business Journal