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Janice Scott’s plans to open a cigar lounge in Stafford County could have gone up in smoke when she applied for her business license.

She discovered that if she wanted customers to be able to sip alcoholic drinks while relaxing with a good cigar, she’d also have to offer them something to eat.

Scott, a program analyst for the federal government, wasn’t about to let that stop her. She took the county’s advice to open a restaurant and use part of the space for the cigar lounge. Peeramidz Restaurant & Lounge opened at 570 Celebrate Virginia Parkway last November with a menu that includes a tomato cobbler made from a secret recipe dating back more than 100 years…. CONTINUE READING FREDERICKSBURG.COM >>