The Koppers Building is a landmark located in downtown Pittsburgh. The building exterior, constructed of Indiana Limestone on a polished granite base serves as a reminder of an extravagant industrial era long since gone.
The interior of the building continues a tone that conjures images of smoky backroom board meetings and the echoing voices of Pittsburgh’s rich industrial past. Granted the building was completed in 1929 the same year that marked the beginning of the great depression, so add visions of those same high-powered executives contemplating a trip to the rust colored roof of the building, but that is a story for another time.
Remnants of those heady financial times can also be found in living color by visiting Blend with Davidoff, a Shangri La for Cigar smokers, which for purposes of this article, happens to be located in that very same Koppers Building.
A better hospitality marriage could not have been made, than that between Blend and the Koppers. As the brand so appropriately promises, Blend mixes remnants of Pittsburgh’s industrial past with a perfect venue for today’s power broker.
If you are a novice in the craft of negotiation, or are a Master in the Art of the Deal, Blend provides the perfect club house compliment to close the sale.
You may consider it wise to visit on your own or with business partners so as to reconnoiter the surroundings before inviting a client. In that case, think about beginning your research assignment by experimenting with cigar and bourbon pairings.
Stay long enough or visit frequently enough and your friends will hail you as a connoisseur and aficionado in no time.
However, you choose to visit Blend, be sure to drink in more than the Bourbon. My recommendation is to select your pairing carefully, then sit back and enjoy décor that will inspire you with walls draped in the trophies of the titans who came before you.