Cigar and Tobacco Shop Opens on South Avenue

A new tobacco shop opened last Friday in downtown New Canaan. Sam Mustafa, owner of L&A Cigars and Tobacco, said he got the idea for the New Canaan location when he went out to dinner in town with friends and having a hard time finding a place to buy a cigar afterwards. “Maybe this town needs a cigar shop,” Mustafa recalled thinking. The owner of two existing tobacco shops, including one in New Fairfield, he applied to the town in the fall and received approval from the Planning & Zoning Commission in December after some deliberations. The bright, clean space at 13 South Ave.