Jon's Pipe Shop
The Staff

Jon's Pipe Shop had been in the Campustown part of Urbana-Champaign, just off the University of Illinois--Champaign/Urbana campus, since 1959. We are now located Downtown at 44 E. University Avenue in Champaign, Illinois. If you need help in finding us, give us a call at (217) 355-2200 for directions.

Patrick Callaghan, the proprietor, bought the shop while he was attending the University of Illinois in 1978. He was trained in the art of tobacco blending in New York by legendary tobacconist Milt Sherman and studied at the prestigious Pro-Cigar college in the Dominican Republic. Pat recently retired from his Detective duties with the Illinois State Police. His mom, Lorraine, managed the shop for 35 years. She 'passed away' at age 93. She spent 30 years as a professional photographer before joining the tobacco business in 1972. If anything, you should stop in to hear about the late Lady Callaghan III.

Michael La Due The longest serving City Councilman in the history of the twin cities, member of the Library Board and has been Jon's poet kapnismologist-in-residence for years. Jerry Moore is another knowledgeable member of the staff. .

Please stop in and see us soon.


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