Iron Smoke Distilling expanding in Fairport

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Local Distillery Expands

Iron Smoke Distillery announced this week on social media new plans for expansion in Fairport. 

Construction is under way on a 4,000 sq. ft. tasting room and event space. Founder/CEO Tommy Brunett told News 8 there’s been a lot of interest in Iron Smoke hosting fundraisers, corporate events, and even weddings. 

“It’s just exciting to be able to welcome people and show them a little bit more of our history, and share our process, and share our heritage pieces…and just New York State in general, and their other products as well,” said Brunett, of the farm distillery expanding. 

Iron Smoke will also be selling their wares at the new space, which Brunett said is aiming to open by the end of 2017.

Pure Barre to Pittsford

If you’ve caught a movie in Pittsford recently, you may have noticed construction crews nearby the theater. Right now, they’re transforming a 2,000 sq. ft. space into a Pure Barre fitness studio. 

Their classes offer a total-body workout for women, and it’s the first Rochester-area location of its kind. Pure Barre’s local owners told News 8 the facility is set to open in November. 

College Town Update

In Rochester’s ‘College Town’ development, a new tenant is making it’s way into now-empty space formerly occupied by Corner Bakery Cafe.

Tai Chi Bubble Tea, which already has a location in Henrietta, has recently signed a lease to take over the vacant storefront along Mount Hope Ave.

Their specialty is bubble tea, but they also have sushi and poke bowls. College Town reps said Tai Chi plans to open in early 2018, with design and development beginning this week.

Bloomfield Brewery Closing

In a Facebook post Wednesday, Nedloh owners Nate and Josie Holden made public the decision to leave the brewing industry.

“We really appreciate all of the support the community has given us, especially the hard work and dedication of our team that has been with us every step of this journey. It’s just time for us
to focus on other things, as a family. We still very much believe in the Finger Lakes Region as an ideal place to brew beer and build a business,” said Nate and Josie Holden.

The Holdens’ post said they’d close down their brewery by the end of this month. No word yet on what’s next for the building, or the equipment. 

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