• John “Duke” Cox & Jimmy Lawton Return to Drapers August 9

    Posted on Thu 08/05/10 by W. Curtis Draper Tobacconist in General, News.

    (L to R) Former proprietor John "Duke" Cox alongside current proprietors John Anderson and Matt Krimm.

    Former proprietor John “Duke” Cox and pipe expert Jimmy Lawton return to W. Curtis Draper the week of August 9, 2010. They join Ted Meeker at the shop while current proprietors John Anderson and Matt Krimm are in New Orleans at the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) trade show.

    Anytime Duke and Jimmy are in the shop is cause for a great time. They’re a part of the Drapers family and it means a great deal to John and I every time they see fit to step behind the counter again. – Matt Krimm

    Duke owned Drapers along with the late William “Bill” Martin (who had worked under W. Curtis Draper himself) and eventually brought John Anderson in as an employee-owner. Anderson and Matt Krimm assumed ownership of Drapers upon Duke’s retirement.

    Drapers will be open as usual Monday to Friday 9:30 AM-6:30 PM and Saturday from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. Come by the shop, enjoy a good smoke and the camaraderie of Duke, Jimmy and Ted. For more information call (202) 638-2555.