Anchor Spirits – Youngstown, NY

Proprietors Mark & Cheryl Irish-Butera are the quintessential example of how to “follow your dreams”. Both “stepped away” from former vocations, Cheryl, a Mental Health Social Worker, and Mark, finance with Hotel-Hospitality Management, and “stepped into” a business in Historic Youngstown, New York. Anchor Spirits, located off Main Street, in eyeshot of the Niagara River, is the former site of the Youngstown Village Post Office.

Cheryl & Mark Butera, Proprietors

Acquired in Spring of 2007, the Butera’s have respectfully preserved both the “flavor” of the former Yankee Spirits business as well as key structural artifacts of the 1940’s Post Office. In tandem with that successful business, the pair serve as Officers of the Youngstown Business & Professional Association – members since 2008. “What’s said in Anchor Spirits, stays in Anchor Spirits” – Cheryl does not stray far from her Social Work background, as a listening ear to many, in this tightly knit community. Both will speak solemnly of the “good (spirit) vibes” within the walls of their quaint shoppe. They are often drawn in thought to a particular shelf item, only to be shortly followed by next customer who reaches for that exact item.

Original 1940’s Post Office facade

And so it should enjoy a spiritual component, as the land parcel sits in the middle of the Battleground of the July 24, 1759 La Belle Famille. As a reminder of a community steeped in history, a Sentry created by renowned local sculptor, Susan J. Geissler, stands erect but welcoming, holding a glass of vino, at the entry.

Figure sculpture by Susan J. Geissler

Anchor Spirits is a member of the Niagara Wine Trail, translated, means a customer can purchase one of the many delicious wines offered in the Upstate Niagara Wineries, at the same selling price of the Wineries themselves. While Anchor Spirits is laden with inventory the would make every vinter proud, Mark is judicious in maintaining liquors & wines in stock for his loyal customers.

Unmatched inventory of wines & liquors

Come prepared to browse both the enormous inventory of drink and advise by the knowledgeable owners. Pair your purchase with one of the many collectible gift shoppe items clearly on display down the extent of this cozy business.

Gift Shoppe

Combine your trek North soon to savor the picturesque Village of Youngstown, and step into Anchor Spirits to enjoy the personal welcome of Cheryl & Mark – Keeping the Spirits alive in Youngstown, NY for 13 years!

Mon 11:00 am – 08:00 pm

Tues Closed

Wed 11:00 am – 08:00 pm

Thurs 11:00 am – 08:00 pm

Fri 11:00 am – 08:00 pm

Sat 11:00 am – 08:00 pm

Sun 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm

One Comment on “Anchor Spirits – Youngstown, NY”

  1. Thank you so very much Ron for taking the time to feature our quaint shop here in the heart of Youngstown. It’s not often that someone embraces what it is that makes our store so unique, but you did! That you feature local businesses along beautiful Lake Ontario’s southern shoreline because you love it like we do is evident. Your words, your photographs, and your precious time are so very much appreciated. We will share your work with our many friends and businesses from the Youngstown Business & Professional Association (YBPA).

    *For those interested they can be found at http://www.youngstownnewyork.com

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