Celebrate J.C. Newman Cigar Company’s 125th Anniversary and The Restoration of the
El Reloj Cigar Factory

Saturday, November 19, 2022
Tampa, Florida


Regrettably, our printer failed to place stamps on some of the response cards. We apologize for this error.

If you would prefer to respond electronically, please email Sandy McClain at smcclain@jcnewman.com.

We’re Thrilled to Host You as We Celebrate 125 Years

Our grandfather/great-grandfather Julius C. (J.C.) Newman founded J.C. Newman Cigar Co. on May 5, 1895. Four generations later, J.C. Newman Cigar Co. is America’s oldest family-owned premium cigar maker.  We proudly handcraft premium cigars today the same way that J.C. did a century ago.

We had planned to celebrate our 125th anniversary in May 2020, but we delayed this event due to the pandemic. On November 19, we invite you to join us in Tampa, Florida for our long-awaited 125th Anniversary celebration and the unveiling of the restoration of our 112-year-old El Reloj Cigar Factory.

Although our historic cigar factory will be open for tours, this celebration will largely be outside in a tented area with room for social distancing. We will follow all COVID-19 safety protocols which are recommended at the time. For the latest information, check back on this website or provide your email address in the box below.

4 + 12 =


J.C. Newman’s Historic El Reloj Cigar Factory

2701 N. 16th St. Tampa, FL 33605

 November 19, 2022

6:30 P.M. – 11 P.M.

Cocktail Attire


Our Hotel Block Rates have expired, but you are more than welcome to stay at any of the 3 host hotels listed below if rooms are still available. Complimentary transportation will be provided from host hotels for all J.C. Newman guests.

Hampton Inn

Located in Downtown Tampa, Hampton Inn is connected to Home2Suites and offers free breakfast, complimentary wifi, and a great view of Downtown Tampa.


An urban-meets-corporate retreat in the heart of Downtown Tampa. Enjoy free breakfast, grab Starbucks on-site, and see Tampa anew from our rooftop pool.

Hotel Haya is a new boutique hotel minutes from Downtown Tampa but in a soulful, historic world all its own. With our name we look to honor the roots of Ybor City, carrying the spirit of the founding fathers and cigar artisans who came here to establish Ybor City, weaving their stories into the stories of the next generations.


Valet Provided


Transportation Provided


Cocktail Attire Requested


Please Use the Form Below for Any Questions or Concerns

4 + 10 =