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Hollerhorn ready to thrive again, one year from destructive blaze

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The popular distillery, eatery, music venue celebrates the “rising from the ashes”

By Andrew Harris

Less than thirty miles from downtown Hornell, on May 12, 2022 a big dream that had become a big success was destroyed by a fire. Hollerhorn was just getting started. The place dripped of “quality.”

May 12, 2022

Like the story of the Phoenix, the fire was a means of rebirth and renewal for Hollerhorn. The community in every way rallied and within a few days after the fire, the owners announced that they would be back and even better.

Today, one year from that fire, the owners and team behind Hollerhorn stand tall, almost ready to reopen at full strength:

From Hollerhorn Distilling

“We feel the need to acknowledge today, because it was exactly a year ago on May 12th that the fire destroyed so much. Although it has been an exhausting climb up hill from that place, we feel lucky to be where we are, with the people surrounding us in this amazing community, and with the opportunity for this new take on our original dream for Hollerhorn.

We have learned so much in almost 5 years, and have been so fortunate to meet so many amazing people along the journey. We are thankful to the core staff who have stayed with us to help rethink, and reimagine everything-it feels like a homecoming of sorts to many who have visited us here the last few weeks. So many thanks are in order, and the list grows by the day.

We appreciate you all so much ❤️so much love!!!

We will be fully back this summer, and we will be better for this experience. #hollerhorndistilling#hollerhornfamily#raisingspiritsinthefingerlakes

Read our reporting on the night of the fire to see how far the Hollerhorn world has traveled:

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