New winery opens in Honesdale, gives back to first responders

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HONESDALE, WAYNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU EYEWITNESS NEWS) — A local business is giving back to first responders in a unique way.

An unexpected partnership. When Three Hammers Winery wanted to open a wine lounge at 524 Main Street in Honesdale, the volunteer firefighters next door were happy to help fix the place up.

“Rob approached us and wanted to remodel the store as it was, and we did that for him. We’re very happy, they’re very friendly people, they decorated the rental space beautifully,” Hose Company No. 1 Captain Jerry Dulay said.

“We’re just kind of looking to reach out and be the place for people to come and have a drink, a glass, or a bottle and hang out for a while,” winery associate Justin Davis said.

Davis says the lounge is an extension of their winery in Hawley, PA and Honesdale was the perfect setting.

“We just want to support the local community and we think Honesdale is kind of up-and-coming, so we want to be a part of that as well,” Davis said.

The lounge opened for business on Sunday, and Davis says they came up with a way to support the brave firefighters next door with a special wine called “Firehouse Red.”

For every bottle sold, one dollar will go to the Honesdale Volunteer Fire Department so they can continue to keep the community safe.

“We were really pleasantly surprised. We didn’t expect that from them but we really greatly appreciate it. It’s going to help us in our efforts as volunteers,” Dulay said.

Dulay says donations will go toward new equipment.

“Our air packs, we keep upgrading those every 10 years. And it’s very expensive,” Dulay said.

Three Hammers will have a grand opening for the wine lounge on Wednesday.

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