Our Story

Visit our shop located at 1815 W. Wilson Ave in Ravenswood

Originally founded in 1994 as part of The Alley Stores of Chicago, a group of famous retail shoppes located near Clark and Belmont, Blue Havana has without a doubt remained a destination for local and international guests.

In 2015, Blue Havana Chicago celebrated its 21st anniversary. Blue Havana has become a staple in Chicago where customers feel at home in our shop.

Blue Havana boasts Chicago's largest boutique selection, comprised of imported cigars from around the world. Featuring everything from The Dominican Republic to` Mexico to Nicaragua, you're sure to find something to satisfy your personal taste.

Blue Havana was also the proud recipients of the Chicago Reader’s Best of Chicago Award “Best Smoking Area” for 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013.

Connie Boone

Co-Owner and President

Connie's passion for cigars began very early in his life. He became an avid cigar enthusiast in 1995 and in March of 2007 fulfilled one of his goals by securing a position with Blue Havana Cigar Lounge. He knew from the beginning that he wanted to own his own cigar shop. After nearly 8 years with Blue Havana, Connie became owner in 2015. Today Connie is happy to welcome and assist you.
While a member of the United States Navy, Connie always found the time to smoke cigars from each port he visited.

Melonie Boone PhD

Co-Owner & Chief Executive Officer

Melonie brings 24 years of experience in business and people operations to provide operational support in the areas of strategic business planning and growth, business development, marketing, P&L oversight, eCommerce, social media, business management and human resources.
Do what you love and love what you do, no exceptions!


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