Opened in 2016, Luke Bryan teamed up with a fishing buddy, Paul Copeland, to open Shore Thing Cigars, a cigar shop in Florida. Located in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., at the Hub, a shopping, dining and entertainment area on Highway 30A. The establishment features a selection of high-end beers and wines, an outdoor patio and an indoor lounge, as well as a walk-in humidor with hundreds of hand-rolled cigars from the Dominican Republic and Honduras.
Copeland is Shore Thing Cigar’s managing partner and mostly holds the reins to the place, while Bryan is a “‘friendly’ partner,” per the local newspaper, Walton Son. The two met a year ago, at Copeland’s Nashville cigar bar, and became fishing buddies before partnering to open the store. Copeland told the newspaper that the singer has a home nearby and has been known to drop by from time to time; to that point, Bryan appears in numerous photos on the shop’s Facebook page. “This is similar to my place in Nashville, but with more of a Florida feel,” Bryan said.