Add another business to the ever-growing list of local businesses that have closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

My family and I went to the Fly Creek Cider Mill during the holidays in 2019, before anyone had even heard of the coronavirus. We had a great time. I've always loved watching the old 1899 water-driven press crushing the apples to make cider and the cider donuts were amazing. I was saddened to see the announcement that they were closing.

Fly Creek Cider Mill made the announcement on its Facebook page that it would be officially closing its doors on January 31st and that the inventory of cider, cheese, and cider donuts would be sold at the mill store until they are gone.

 

We have plenty of Cider, Donuts, and Cheddar left! Come get a taste of the Fly Creek Cider Mill while our doors are still open! ❤

Posted by Fly Creek Cider Mill on Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The Fly Creek Cider Mill has been in business for 160 years, but with the pandemic in 2020, shutdowns, and lack of customers coming in it's been a really tough year. Bill Michaels, Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard president was quoted in www.NYUP.com as saying, "We’re going to take the next three months to reassess the situation to make some hard choices, reevaluate our position, and go from there.”

So, I guess the silver lining is that there's a chance that the Fly Creek Cider Mill will reopen in the future. If not, it's another small business casualty due to the coronavirus.

My family and I went to the Fly Creek Cider Mill during the holidays in 2019, before anyone had even heard of the coronavirus. We had a great time. I've always loved watching the old 1899 water-driven press crushing the apples to make cider and the cider donuts were amazing.

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