Havana Florida Cigar Company (HFCC), under the direction of Christopher Descalzo, is a Hispanic minority certified ACDBE/DBE firm in the State of Florida as well as California, Pennsylvania and New York/New Jersey.
Although HFCC started as a small cigar retailer in Miami in 1997, we have since expanded in the retail and food & beverage arena at large international airports. We were able to expand our business through hard work and rigorous standards regarding quality and customer service.
In 2008, our company became an ACDBE partner of Miami Air Ventures, a joint venture formed between Newslink LLC and its ACDBE certified partners HFCC & Siboney Wine and Spirits. Another joint venture was formed in 2010 called Newslink MAV with the same partners. Together both joint ventures are currently operating 18 concessions at Miami International Airport with more stores due in 2012 & 2013. HFCC currently participates in the day-to-day operations as required by the current ACDBE federal guidelines.
Our joint ventures' greatest achievement to date are The Shoppes at Ocean Drive at Miami International Airport North Terminal D which highlight nine different free flowing concepts all encompassed within one 10,000 SF shopping area. The Shoppes at Ocean Drive feature an eclectic mix of stores including: Shop Britto, Mixx Accessory Bar, Peace Love Miami, It's Sugar, Ocean Drive News newsstand, Solstice Sunglass Boutique, Prive Gourmet Market, Zone 305 Sportswear and Let's Play.HFCC is also the ACDBE franchisee of Green Leaf's "Beyond Great Salads" at Philadelphia International Airport. Green Leaf's offers guests healthy, top-quality meals, providing a great mix of nutritious options including Thai chicken wraps, Panini's and Mediterranean Greek salads. Additionally, the "Pick & Mix" salad bar offers dozens of fresh ingredients and countless possibilities to make sure airport travelers get exactly what they want when dining. Green Leaf's is a part of Villa Enterprise Management.
We believe that HFCC would make a strong addition to any airport concessions program due to our versatility and experience. We welcome the opportunity to speak to you to explore the possibility of becoming your ACDBE partner on any upcoming bid opportunities. We can make the difference in your next Bid or RFP.