This post is part of a new series by Jonathan Drew called “JD Retailer Tributes”. Jonathan will be posting new tributes every night at 8pm on his Instagram account, and they will then be featured here on our site. To view all JD Retailer Tributes, click here. Thank you for following.
Tonight’s JD RETAILER TRIBUTE goes to our friends in beautiful Colorado – SMOKER FRIENDLY. …. For those of you who know this incredible family owned and run mega-chain of tobacco stores then you understand why I’m giving them this tribute tonight. … Well, a person might think how can a family run biz be so involved with their community, their consumers, their staff, and the industry as a whole – gee wiz – 85 Corporate Stores and 850 Smoker Friendly smoke shops throughout the area….damn …! Now, if you remember the first night of the JD RETAILER TRIBUTE you would recall that the store I chose was Governors, the third night Mulberry Street, fourth was Lake Country – all Brick & Mortar, family run small shops. Here we are on the fifth night and I selected this monster – why? Smoker Friendly is indeed a special place, warm people with a lot to teach you about this biz cause they’ve been in it forever, starting from one small gas station by the patriarch of the Gallagher family. Today I honor you, Smoker Friendly. All of you, not only the owners – the whole team. Thank you for what you have brought to our industry – warmth and class. Lovely. Please join us in Boulder Colorado on August 24th for the Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival – www.rmcigarfestival.com website and their Facebook at Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival – to join us in the action. It’s an all day lalapalooza of cigars. Later that night is the Drew Estate Herf featuring CIGARS FOR WARRIORS.