The Naples Historical Society has sold one of their properties located at 101 South Main Street (corner of Main and Mill Streets) to Spirit Run LLC (Hollerhorn Distilling). The property consists of a small building called “the tin shop” and green space named Beth Flory Park after past president Beth Flory who was responsible for the restoration of the Historical Society’s Morgan Hose Building in the 1990’s.
Since Hollerhorn’s devastating fire earlier this spring, the Neubauers at Hollerhorn realized the importance in opening a satellite tasting room sooner than planned. After the fire, they realized that they would not be able to rebuild and renovate and still be open for fall tourism, while rebuilding the burnt building, so decided to buy the historic building.
Along with offering Hollerhorn spirits and merchandise for sale in the new tasting room on Main St., it will be a one stop shop for cocktail enthusiasts and cigar aficionados. Offerings will include all the necessary tools, shakers, strainers, glassware, bitters, amaros, vermouths, and many cocktail curiosities to keep everyone happy, along with an extensive offering of hand rolled cigars! This new space will allow the distillery to expand on all they had offered in their previous retail space, and they will be able to do exclusive single barrel Spirit bottlings for whiskey enthusiasts as well.
The historic property has housed hardware stores, a grocery store, and an appliance store before the building was ravaged by fire in the 1970’s. After the fire, the building was torn down, and a park and the building was renovated to be smaller.. The property, owned since 1979 by Dr. Paul Neidert to house his chiropractic office, then in the 1990’s a massage therapy business owned by Great and David Love (later Finger Lakes Massage, and after that, Finger Lakes Natural Health. The Naples Historical Society purchased the property from Dr. Neidert in 2012 and since then, it has served as a storage facility for some of the society’s collections.
The Naples Historical Society owns three additional buildings – The Morgan Hose Building at 22 Mill Street which houses the society’s office, meeting space and archives; the Red Mill, 4 Wall Street, a storage facility for artifacts; and the Cleveland House, 201 North Main Street, which opened as a museum in 2019.