Craft Distillers, Maine’s oldest craft distillery and the first to open a brewery in the state, is closing on a historic Downtown Crossing building.
Craft Distilleries was founded in the early 1900s by Mary Ann Eason, who lived in nearby West Roxbury.
In addition to distilling their own beer, they have been producing and selling malt beverages, cider and wine.
This latest round of closures comes after Craft Distills first opened in West Roxborough in 2013.
Craft distillers will be closing in mid-August.
They also plan to expand their operations to include tasting rooms and retail locations, according to the news release.
The brewery was originally planned to open in the late 2020s, but the first batch of beer was never released.
The company’s last day of operation was July 5, 2019.
The closure comes at a critical time for Craft Distilled.
Last month, the Maine Liquor Control Commission ruled that the liquor store license for Craft distilleries in the city of Portland must be suspended until further notice due to an imminent risk of a fire or explosion.
The license was suspended last year due to the growing threat of a natural disaster.