Fort Wayne, IN – Following nearly eight years of operation in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne, Three Rivers Distilling Company has announced its permanent closure. The news was delivered via a Facebook announcement posted on Wednesday afternoon, stating that the popular bar and eatery would be ceasing operations immediately.
Founded in March 2016, Three Rivers Distilling established itself as a vibrant establishment in the city, offering a diverse menu featuring full-service dining, all-ages seating, Sunday brunch, and a curated selection of cocktails, beers, wines, and spirits. The eatery additionally housed a distillery, showcasing its commitment to crafting unique and flavorful spirits.
Writing on Facebook, the distillery said: ‘We’re sad to announce the permanent closure of Three Rivers Distilling, Co., effective immediately. For customers who would like to use gift cards or make final purchases, our bottle shop will be open during the dates and times listed below. Please note that gift cards cannot be redeemed for cash value.’
During the challenging times of the pandemic, Three Rivers Distilling exemplified community spirit by promptly adjusting its focus. Recognizing the critical need for hand sanitizer, the company began production to support local non-profit organizations in their fight against the virus.
The Facebook announcement further states that remaining gift cards can be redeemed and final purchases made at the establishment’s bottle shop during specific dates and times outlined in the post.
The closure of Three Rivers Distilling Company undoubtedly leaves a void in the Fort Wayne dining scene. Its spirit of innovation, community engagement, and dedication to quality will be missed by patrons and fellow businesses alike.