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Sherman cigar lounge plan awaits Council approval

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Hal Hinton is asking the City of Sherman to approve his plan for a cigar lounge behind his barbershop. (KTEN) Hal Hinton is asking the City of Sherman to approve his plan for a cigar lounge behind his barbershop. (KTEN)
Fellas Men's Hair in Sherman has plans to open a cigar lounge in a back room. (KTEN) Fellas Men's Hair in Sherman has plans to open a cigar lounge in a back room. (KTEN)

SHERMAN, Texas -- From buzz cuts to cigar cuts, a Sherman barbershop is looking to add a cigar lounge.

The idea came to Fellas Men's Hair owner Hal Hinton while lighting up a stogie of his own.

"We were sitting around enjoying cigars, and we were huddled up under a little tent at 903 Brewery," he recalled. "We were like, 'Man, it is too hot out here for this!' So, we started kicking around the idea of having a little place where we can come and smoke cigars."

The cigar lounge wouldn't be too far from home base at 222 West Houston Street.

"It would be in my back room... a cozy 300 square feet," Hinton said. 

A smoke ban issued in the City of Sherman four years ago means this type of plan must be approved.

"Any time a business or operator would want to be able to allow smoking in their establishment, of course, they would have to go to our Planning and Zoning Commission and ask for a special use, variance or permit," Deputy Mayor Shawn Teamann said.

Hinton received the approval from P&Z, so, all that's left is for the City Council to make the final call.

"It's a good thing when you see local entrepreneurs and businessmen who are looking to reinvest into their community and into their business," Teamann said.

Hinton would love for his lounge to be a space specifically for cigar enthusiasts.

"We like to say that it will be willfully under-advertised, but if you're in the know, you'll be in the know," he said.

If the proposal is approved by the City Council, Hinton hopes to have the lounge ready before the end of this year.

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