The Source at Factory No. 2, 85 W. Market Street, has added a new element to their offerings. The Bar, featuring local wines and beers, wine smoothies, beer cocktails, and even mimosas is now open.
Located at 85 W. Market Street guests are invited to attend the Celebration Party from 11am–8pm on Saturday, March 25, complete with special promotions, wine, beer, and food samples, music, plus guest chef appearances at The Source.
- a buffet of their culinary creations including some of their Brunch Delights (kids under 8 eat free with donation to chocolate making)
- local wine and beer pairing with their hand-crafted chocolates
- make your own chocolate for all ages
- gifts will be randomly given out all day
- culinary artists will make appearances throughout the day with samples and recipes
- guests are encouraged to bring in their favorite recipe and if the guest chefs decide to use it as a special one day they will get a free meal
- view the Recycled Art Show and vote for your favorite piece
On Wednesday, March 23 from 4–6pm customers can take part in the Recycled Art Workshop. Participants will create an art piece out of recycled products provided by The Source. All art will be displayed at the Celebration Party and voted on by dropping cash into a jar. The money will be donated to YEA (Young Entrepreneurial Academy). The cost of the workshop is $6 and includes a smoothie for each participant.
"Every Sunday we heard our customers ask about serving mimosas during brunch, as well as people stopping for dinner and first asking if we served wine or beer. We listened and opened The Bar sticking with our local theme and carrying local wines and beers. " said Laura Kram, Partner and Manager at The Source at Factory No. 2
The Bar features local wines and beers including mimosas, wine smoothies and beer cocktails. Customers can choose from the following mimosa options: classic, white winter, orange cream, apple cider, and non-alcoholic. Mimosas are also a special feature during Sunday Brunch served from 10am–3pm. Beer selections include Iron Flamingo, Owl's Brew, Southern Tier, Ellicottville, and Saranac, and will feature creations like Apple BeerMosa, Mocha Float, and Cucumber Basil IPA. Wineries currently include JR Dill and Vineyard View. The owners plan to grow options at The Bar, and add additional wines and beers to meet customer needs.
Customers can expect to select from The Bar for lunch and dinner (Wed.–Sat.), or they can come in just for a cocktail with a friend.
The business is now housed in the Hawkes Crystal Glass Factory No. 2, acting as inspiration for the name change, The Source at Factory No. 2. The interior has been artfully restored to its historic value, and the owners have repurposed engraving tables for dining and display surfaces.
Focusing on a fresh menu that serves vegans, vegetarians, meat eaters, and a kids menu designed by kids, The Source offers the largest beverage menu featuring juice and smoothies, and fresh brewed tea. For years the owners have offered decadent handmade chocolate treats, but now customers can try their hand at it at the Make Your Own Chocolate Bar!
The Source is rooted in a long history, beginning with a natural food and cheese shop first opened by Gary Dickerman in 1976 on Market Street, followed by a basketizing business founded by Cynthia Dickerman in 1996, accompanied by a handmade line of bath and body products developed by daughter Laura Kram, which then grew to include a cafe and juice bar inspired by fresh produce and ingredients in 2012, previously located just across the street at 88 W. Market Street. Future plans include a local wine and beer tasting bar. The owners pride themselves on offering a fun and innovative eating and shopping experience for the community.
The Source at Factory No. 2 is currently open Sun.–Tues. from 10am–3pm and Wed.–Sat. from 11am–8pm. For more information on The Source at Factory No. 2, please contact Laura Kram at (607) 936-1663 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit VisitTheSource.com or find them on Facebook for details on their menu, programs, classes and more.