The Story & Retail Partnership with CityCenterDC

October 26, 2014

The Great Republic is proud to announce the opening of its newest shop at CityCenterDC, scheduled for Spring 2015.  Located in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C., the shop will be a further extension of what has become – one of the greatest shopping experiences in the U.S.

“Exploring a Great Republic shop offers the guest an opportunity to step back into time and potentially own something neither they, nor anyone else, would easily have found elsewhere in the World”, this according to the founder and owner, Mr. Eddie Papczun.  Leveraging nearly 30 years of experience in understanding and sourcing the World’s finest antiques and "off the chart" one-off items, Mr. Papczun is absolutely confident in his ability to deliver the "wow" to his shopping experiences.

The shop embraces an ethos that less is more, and they seek out items that command your attention. “When in a room, where an item from The Great Republic is on display, you’ll be drawn to the item and the story behind it”, said Papczun. 

Going onto to say, “For these reasons and many more, The Great Republic is extremely proud in becoming the latest addition CityCenterDC’s exceptional collection of retail offerings and we’re confident that once the word gets out, The Great Republic at CityCenterDC will become a true retail destination.” 

Prior to this endeavor, Mr. Papczun was the Founder and President of Golf Links to the Past at The Shops at the Lodge at Pebble Beach.  Considered by many to be the World’s leading golf antiques business, which he sold in 2008.   When he decided to get back into retail, The Broadmoor was a perfect fit for The Great Republic’s flagship shop.


Eddie Papczun can be reached via email at