New liquor store in Lyndonville proving popular with lake crowd

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 August 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – Julie Zimmerman opened Sixes and Sevens Spirits at 2 North Main St. in Lyndonville.

LYNDONVILLE – After working two decades as an office administrator, first for an insurance company in Virginia and then for a fertilizer business in Knowlesville, Julie Zimmerman decided to follow a life-long dream of opening her own business.

The Medina native lives in Lyndonville. She thought there was a need for a liquor store in the community that would also draw customers from along the lake, especially for nearby customers from Barker to Kendall.

She opened Sixes and Sevens Spirits on June 28, offering wines from the Niagara and Finger Lakes wine trails, as well as a selection of rum, whiskey, vodka and other liquor products.

“It’s gone well so far,” she said during an interview at the 2 North Main St. “I thank the community for their support.”

The name “Sixes and Sevens” is an old English expression for being “crazy.” Zimmerman admits some of her friends doubted the wisdom of opening a liquor store in Lyndonville.

“I wanted to own my own business and I think there is a need for it in the community,” Zimmerman said.

She has been drawing customers from the many campgrounds near the lake, as well as local clientele who previously were driving to Medina, Albion or sites in Niagara County.

Zimmerman, 43, moved back to area in 2005 after 16 years in Virginia.

“I missed the small town atmosphere and I missed the snow,” she said.

Her business is open seven days a week.