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W. Curtis Draper
Your friends at Drew Estate have been so blessed throughout the years, that it may just feel strange to reflect back on our struggles, hardships, and failures – but if you know me, SNACKi, Fat Chops, Section 8, Green Hero, or any of JD’s aliases – then you would know that these are the things which I reflect on the most. These are our LESSONS that only time and experience can teach us. …. So tonight, July 24, 2013 I want to take a moment to honor one of the most premium, Class-A Tobacconists with one of the richest histories in the world. W. CURTIS DRAPER – a Washington DC hallmark whom represents everything pure and good in our business and industry’s history…. The history of DRAPERS, as so many of us call it, began over 125 years ago. Only 5 ownership groups throughout all these years have owned this DC institution – finally bringing us to John Anderson and Matt Krimm, who carry the torch of yesteryears customer service to the future. We are so proud to be associated with John, Matt and the full Drapers team. My biz partner, Marvin Samel and I firmly suggest that you visit their new CIVIL LOUNGE on Wisconsin Ave on your next trip to the area. It’s one of the hottest cigar lounges in the world. Hit up their team at www.drapertobacco.com and www.civillounge.com and also @wcurtisdraper #wcurtisdraper