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Mulberry St. Cigars
The 3rd “JD RETAILER TRIBUTE” of 2013 goes to @mulberrystcigars in Little Italy, New York City. Dear friends from the very beginnings, Joseph and Rosalie Tuzzino opened Mulberry Street Cigars at 140 Mulberry Street in Little Italy so many years ago that I can’t even remember … What I do remember, however, is that not long after I met Joey I made him a very special gift in Nicaragua – back in my early days, say 2002 or so. …. It was a humidor shaped like KISS’ Gene Simmons Battle Axe Guitar – and Joey put it in the window and it’s never left since … Think of that window space that every cigar manufacturer begs them for with all sorts of crap, promotions etc, but no … they gots SNACKi covered and keep the faith. …. These guys are such a class act, so loyal, and so truly NYC to the core. I have mad love for them. … As you can see, these guys probably get more celebrities walk thru their doors than any other shop in the country – seriously. .. The Feast of St. Gennaro is one of the cities greatest – and #mulberrystcigars are right in the middle of it. One of my favorite, Adam Sandler is a frequent there who loves his Drew Estate. One of my earliest photos of Adam walking with a #naturalbydrewestate in his hand was right in NYC … Truth is that it was already 10 years ago ..!!! Anyway, back to Mulberry. Wether you’re in NYC for the feast, Chinatown, Little Italy, the West or East Village, SOHO, or whatever – please stop by and ask for Joseph or Rosalie. Tell them that Cousin Dizz sent you and make sure to take a photo with your #ligaprivada or #kubakuba etc … yes they got em in spades, well stocked no doubt. … Listen, I cannot thank these people enough for their friendship and loyalty throughout the years …from a personal and biz level.