Your Cigar Den


(ROSIE) HAPPY VALLEY MAKES FOR A PRETTY PLACE WHEN THE FALL COLORS TAKE OVER. STATE COLLEGE SEEMS TO DRAW PEOPLE IN.. YOU MIGHT THINK FOOTBALL SEASON BRINGS THE MAGIC.. BUT REALLY IT IS THE PEOPLE OF CENTRAL P-A THAT MAKE THE PLACE SPECIAL. WE INTRODUCE YOU TO ONE MAN WHO HAS LIVED ALL OVER.. WITH A STATE COLLEGE BUSINESS THAT MIGHT SPARK YOUR INTEREST. TAKE A TRIP AROUND DOWNTOWN STATE COLLEGE.. AND YOU’LL FIND A HANGOUT OF SORTS.. NATS DECKED OUT IN PENN STATE GEAR… -SAQUON THING- AND YOU’LL FIND TONY GHAFFARI… OWNER OF YOUR CIGAR DEN.. HE WAS BORN IN NEW YORK CITY. AND HAS LIVED IN L-A, MIAMI, TOKYO.. AND VENEZEULA… BEFORE SETTLING IN HAPPY VALLEY “I had breakfast at the waffle shop. And I had dinner here downtown. I read the police blotter and someone had stole a garden gnome and somebody had put dish soap in the fountain that use to be up here on Beaver and Atherton. And I thought, this is it!” FOLKS FLOOD INTO THIS SLEEPY TOWN EVERY FOOTBALL SATURDAY.. AND EVERYONE SEEMS TO HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL TO THE PENN STATE FANS.. NATS LIKE THE FOOTBALL THEMED CIGARS… IMPORTED FROM THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.. IT TAKES MONTHS FOR THOSE TO FINALLY END UP IN THE SHOP. NATS GHAFFARI IS A PENN STATE FAN TOO. “I was so happy to see that failed Ohio State kick and we ran that ball back 90 plus yards and we beat them in the final 10 seconds.” YOUR CIGAR DEN HAS BEEN AROUND FOR 15 YEARS. GHAFFARI TOOK OVER THE PLACE FIVE YEARS AGO “I lost all my freedom. I use to travel from Miami 2 months a year. But I love it and I wouldn’t change it for anything.” SO NEXT TIME YOU ARE IN TOWN… TAKE A LOOK AROUND. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT… OR WHO YOU’LL FIND. PETER TERPSTRA REPORTING FOR NITTANY NATION. (ROSIE) OKAY GUYS TIME TO REACH INTO OUR WTAJ’S HOLDING TANK AND TAKE OUT