HARTLAND TWP. (WWJ/AP) – Two Livingston County brothers are offering cigar enthusiasts a new place to watch a football game or unwind in their vintage Airstream trailer that was converted into a mobile cigar lounge.
Brian and Jason Maynard opened the lounge after buying the 1974 recreational vehicle for $3,700 earlier this year, the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus reported. They spent nearly $50,000 to overhaul the interior of the 31-foot-long trailer with additions such as wraparound seating, five high-definition televisions and a humidor. It’s also equipped with a satellite dish.READ MORE: Striking Kellogg's Workers Receiving 3% Raises In New Contract
The revamped trailer, which fits 15 people comfortably, is lined with birch panels and black leather seating.
“We just wanted it to feel like a classy, high-end lounge,” Brian Maynard said.
Jason Maynard said he got the idea after reading about a similar Airstream cigar lounge in Florida. The lounge, named the Cuban Missile, can be used for parties, tailgates and other events.
“We just see people enjoying it, having a cigar and drinking a whiskey,” Brian Maynard said.READ MORE: 87% Of Michigan's COVID ICU Patients Unvaccinated, Hospital Association Says
Cigars can be purchased inside of the trailer, but guests are asked to provide their own food and beverages. The trailer can be rented for four hours at $500 or eight hours at $800.
The brothers, both entrepreneurs in their 30s, have been visiting local businesses and events since July to show off their mobile lounge. Although some people are skeptical at first, they instantly warm up to the idea once they step inside, Brian Maynard said.
There’s always a huge smile,” he said.
For more information on the Cuban Missile, visit www.cubanmissilelounge.com.MORE NEWS: Democrats Renew Push For Gun-Control Legislation After Oxford High School Shooting
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