Big Star Cigar Lounge Opens in Mt. Juliet

Big Star Cigar Lounge Opens in Mt. Juliet

Mt. Juliet, TN – Wilson County’s first full-service cigar and pipe store has opened in Mt. Juliet. Big Star Cigar Lounge is an upscale establishment that specializes in premium hand-rolled cigars, with an emphasis on boutique and hard-to-find cigars. Big Star’s walk-in humidor is the envy of many and features a selection of over 30 brands of high-end hand-rolled cigars. The store also offers a wide selection of premium briar pipes as well as cigar and pipe accessories including humidors, cutters, lighters and more. With flat-screen TV’s in two lounge areas, comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, and exceptional service, Big Star provides an unparalleled experience for every visitor.

The founders of Big Star Cigar Lounge are two music industry veterans who share a passion for cigars. Scott Partridge moved to Nashville as a musician and traveled the road with such acts as Vern Gosdin before falling into a career in the cigar world as the General Manager of UPtown’s Smoke Shop in Nashville from 2007 through July of 2012. Tony Benken moved to Nashville after college and spent 20 years working as a record label executive with many of the top country music superstars before making his passion for cigars the path for the future. Big Star Cigar Lounge is the realization of both of their dreams and their opportunity to share their passion with fellow cigar lovers–in Middle Tennessee and beyond!

“I live in Mt. Juliet and love this community” says Partridge. “I have known that there was a huge demand for this type of business in Wilson County.” Benken adds, “Big Star Cigar Lounge is a dream come true for me. I’ve wanted to run my own business for over 20 years now, and when Scott and I started talking about opening our own shop, it just seemed like the perfect time and perfect business partner.”

Big Star Cigar Lounge is located at 3384 North Mt. Juliet Road, Suite 1100 in Faulkner Landing, and is open Monday – Friday from 10:00AM to 8:00PM; Saturdays from 10:00AM – 7:00PM and Sundays from Noon – 6:00 PM. The phone number is 615-288-4084.

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  1. Steve Lane

    Congratulations Tony on your new venture — Debbie and I are always saying we need to get down to Nashville — maybe we will soon! Hope you and Tiffany and your two darling girls are okay.

    • Thanks Steve! This is actually a blog from some friends of mine that were nice enough to post our grand opening press release! Our website will be up soon at And yes, y’all should come visit…I could use some baby-sitters about right now. LOL! Take care and give my best to everyone in Indiana!
      – Tony

  2. Deborah Barr Stevens

    Great store and great pictures!

  3. Allan Stingley

    These guys are doing it right!!