I just returned from a very brief interview with Moe Sohail of Ultimate Cigars and Fine Wines on Federal Highway near downtown Fort Lauderdale. I walked in. I introduced myself. Sohail pointed to the door. "I have nothing to say to you," he said. "Have a nice day." I showed myself out.
It's hard to blame Sohail for being terse. This past week, he's seen his ambitious plans for a cigar and martini bar go up in smoke. Bova Smoke was to be Sohail's venture with Scott Rothstein and Jack Jackson, former owner of the eponymous downtown steak house.
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Today, Bova Prime on Las Olas remains open, but Bova Ristorante in Boca closed, somewhat mysteriously, late last month.