Fly Creek’s favorite tourist attraction is seeking new owners.
The Fly Creek Cider Mill, which dates back to 1856 and has been owned by the Michaels family for two generations, closed in January. Co-owner Bill Michaels said at the time that the coronavirus pandemic had hurt sales to the point where it was no longer cost effective to remain open.
“We’ve survived floods. We’ve survived hurricanes, tropical storms, the 2002 recession, the 2009 recession,” Michaels told Iron String Press in January. “We just couldn’t survive the pandemic.”
According to the website listing: “Well-positioned as an iconic agri-tourism destination in a high-volume, tourism market the Mill is prepared for another 165 years of taste, tradition and history.
Continue the successful operational formula or create your own. … Possibilities are endless with this turn-key property.” .
The listing includes the business, equipment, remaining inventory and two real estate parcels that include the Mill, Cider House and Goose Street Parking Lot. Three additional and adjacent parcels are also available that include two residences, two barns and a building lot.
Signed Confidentiality Agreements, offers and inquiries may be e-mailed to Vincent Gilroy, CPA, at firstname.lastname@example.org and Michaels and email@example.com with the subject line “Buyer Fly Creek.” Go to www.flycreekcidermill.com for more information.