FREDERICK, M.d. (WDVM) — For more than 40 years, a property along Carroll Creek in Frederick has stood vacant. Now a local family is planning to renovate and establish two businesses there.
The two-story building at 46 S. Market St. was once the site of a carriage factory in the 1830’s.
The building stood dormant until Frank and Carroll Sherman and their daughter, Ashley Allen, came upon the property.
The Sherman family purchased the 7,800-square-foot building in April. In May they received unanimous approval by the Frederick Historic Preservation Committee to move forward with plans to create a restaurant and distillery inside.
“We’re going to have exposed brick; we’re going to definitely utilize the spaces that are already in the building. The back part will be the use of the distillery; the front part will be the restaurant space. We’re definitely going to embrace its history and then just take it forward for the future,” said Allen.
The owners anticipate a year-long renovation process and hope to open up shop by fall 2020.