Close, but no cigar, and now a boom in Puerto Plata from cruisers

windeguy

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Yesterday I played a gig at SWAI in Cabarete where I met a man from Nova Scotia who pre-CV19 had about a dozen cigar shops in the DR.
During the pandemic he was forced to close all bout a few of them. One of them is in Puerto Plata within walking distance of the new cruise port.
He told me that business is booming in that shop. Between 5,000 to 8,000 people each day are in town and they "all" have $100 US to spend.
He was very happy that quite of few of them are buying some of his cigars.

I don't know if any other business in Puerto Plata city are seeing the good results he has been seeing.
 

chico bill

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$100 to spend at the port ? That's not much money for a cruise ship passenger. After the obligatory t-shirt, lunch and a couple of beers they will have about $15.25 left for two cigars
 

windeguy

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$100 to spend at the port ? That's not much money for a cruise ship passenger. After the obligatory t-shirt, lunch and a couple of beers they will have about $15.25 left for two cigars
I am only repeating what the owner of the cigar shop told me and he said his business was now great after the new cruise ship port opened.
 

monfongo

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I was talking to a friend of mine just after he changed money, he has a bar-restaurant on umbrella st. which is an alley and he told me he had his best day ever over $ 1,000 US.
 
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