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Distillery Owners Look to Spring Opening

It may sound a bit odd in today’s world with wineries, microbreweries, and small batch distilleries opening up all over the country, but William Willis and Vincent Puccio have struggled to find a home where their Dry Fork Fruit Distillery can succeed. They first set up operations in Patrick County, but they couldn’t crack a bottle for patrons to taste because Patrick County does not allow liquor by the drink. The considered moving to Pittsylvania County near Willis’ farm, but even with the Zoning Board approving the request, the Board of Supervisors shot it down. They came close to putting their operation in Axton on the Chatham Road, but the congregations of two nearby churches voiced their opposition to the Zoning Board and their request never made it to the Board of Supervisors in Henry County. They finally found a location in Downtown Danville and the city approved their request. Licensing and permits are expected to be in place in time of a spring opening at 534 Bridge Street complete with the distillery, tasting room, and a retail store.

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