In January of 2012, PennTerra Engineering was hired by Cigars International to be a member of the design build team responsible for obtaining the land development approvals for their new, 10,000 s.f. “Retail Mega-Store” in Hamburg, PA. This project was on a fast-track schedule to be open for the Christmas shopping season. Land Development approvals (including the NPDES permit) were secured in less than 60 days and the entire project was completed and ready for the Grand Opening ceremony on November 4, 2012. PennTerra worked closely with Lobar Associates and Cigars International to ensure that the completed project would provide the “ultimate customer experience”. Excess fill from the site was utilized to create a grass terrace seating area and fire pit for outdoor events. Other features that required special consideration included the addition of an outdoor putting green, an outdoor patio and a raised deck seating area offering beautiful views to the surrounding mountain landscape. This is the largest freestanding cigar store in America.