Originally Opened by Harold James over 50 years ago in Shrub Oak, NY, the shop featured custom blended pipe tobacco and pipes. I purchased the business at 21 years old in November of 1993. I immediately opened the shop full time and went more with premium, hand rolled cigars. In 1996 the premium cigar industry experienced a huge boom in sales, cigar smoking was the “in thing”. Sales nearly tripled over the next few years.
Fast forward to 2004 when I decided to move across the street into a much bigger store, complete with a small smoking room. 2005, Doc James became the one and only Davidoff Appointed Merchant in Westchester County (at the time). Today Doc James is one of the largest Davidoff Merchants in the Tri-State area. The business continued to flourish, so much so by 2009 it was time to move into an even bigger store.
Today Doc James, while still in Shrub Oak, occupies a 2500sqft facility with our private cigar club occupying 1500sqft. Our members only cigar club is state of the art. Complete with 5 TV’s, coffee bar, club chairs & couches, WiFi, and more. Members enjoy the camaraderie and comfort of the Cigar Club along with member only specials in the retail shop.
Doc James is a boutique premium cigar shop, also featuring related accessories. This site reflects our boutique nature. You will not find 1000’s of cigars on this site. We will focus more on the “hard to find” blends while offering sensational specials. Sign up via email to have access to the specials and promos. Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us. As I approach my 25th year as owner/operator we maintain our focus on selection and great service. Shop online or stop in today.
Doc James Tobacco, Inc.