BLEND Bar with Davidoff Cigars to open in The Woodlands Waterway by late January

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BLEND Bar with Davidoff Cigars will host a private grand opening celebration Jan. 19 and will open to the public by late January in The Woodlands Waterway, at 1701 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. The upscale cigar and bourbon bar offers more than 22 premium cigar brands such as Davidoff Fuente and Diamond Crown and a wide selection of spirits, such as Balvenie, Blanton’s Pappy Van Winkle, Johnny Walker, Odyssey and Fuzzy Vodka.

BLEND will also offer wine and gourmet lunch and dinner fare, including cheese boards, platters and sandwiches along with Hubbard and Cravens espresso and French press coffee.

“We’re just thrilled to death to be coming to The Woodlands,” owner Mark Holden said. “The Woodlands is very strategic for us because it gives us a national footprint. So we’re one of the few upscale cigar and bourbon concepts with a national footprint.”

With locations also in Indianapolis, Nashville and Pittsburgh, The Woodlands location will be the fourth BLEND in the U.S. The bar was originally planned to open in fall 2017.

832-791-3050. www.blendbarcigar.com
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.



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