Executive Cigars loses occupancy permit


Above: Executive Cigars lost it’s occupancy permit this month for 630 Suismon St.

After a year-long long battle with the community, fire marshals and police, Executive Cigars owner Andrew Lee had his occupancy permit revoked and his zoning board adjustment denied by Judge Joseph James on August 2.

While Executive Cigars has been in business for three years on Suismon Street, in August of last year late-night parties on the second floor of the building began creating disturbances that caused concern neighbors and the East Allegheny Community Council.

After multiple hearings and meetings with the community, Lee’s occupancy permit was revoked because he was found to be in contempt of court.

A March 9 court order directed that “there is to be no consumption of alcohol on the premises,” which the court says was violated.

“It is further ORDERED, ADJUDGED and DECREED that as a result of executive cigar, LLC’s willful disregard or disobedience of the Order of Court… the zoning approval and occupancy permit for 630 Suism[o]n Street is hereby revoked,” read the order of court.  

The order prevents Lee from running his business out of the Suismon street location.

More on Executive Cigars:

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Executive Cigars owner meets with community, but reaches no immediate resolution

Executive Cigars owner files PFA and applies for zoning adjustments

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