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The Father-And-Son Cigar Team

The Sahakians, Edward and Eddie, meld old-school knowledge with a youthful perspective in London’s renowned Davidoff store
By David Savona | From Dan Aykroyd, May/June 2021
The Father-And-Son Cigar Team
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Edward, left, and Eddie Sahakian enjoy an espresso and a cigar in front of their Davidoff London shop, a fixture on St. James’ Street since 1980.
When Edward Sahakian opened his Davidoff shop in London, he was visited by a very special guest who carried a very special present. “On the first day of the opening, Zino came in,” says Sahakian, referring to Zino Davidoff, creator of the Davidoff cigar brand and chain of shops bearing his name. It was May of 1980 and Davidoff had a present for the new store owner, a box of Cuban cigars that were new to the market. “He presented me with a box of Dom Perignon cigars. And he wrote on it, ‘Dear Edward, smoke but don’t smoke too much.’ ” Sahakian showed the patience and class he is known for, vowing not to rush his enjoyment of that box of Churchills. “I said, ‘Mr. …
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