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Cranberry Cottage Speakeasy - A Work of Art on Maine Street in Fallon

The speakeasy, reminiscent of the “Roaring ‘20s” is tucked in the back of the gift store and entered through a secret door designed in the wall as a bookcase.
Cranberry Cottage Speakeasy - A Work of Art on Maine Street in Fallon
Brett and Pam Yost welcome the community to their work of art at the CC Social Club tucked in the back of the Cranberry Cottage.

Author: Nancy Chapman

In July 2023, Bret and Pam Yost purchased the Churchill Bank Building, located on Maine Street in Fallon. This location would be where their dream of the Cranberry Cottage Speakeasy or CC Social Club, the moniker given by Dwayne Jackson, would begin to flourish.

The speakeasy, reminiscent of the “Roaring ‘20s” is tucked in the back of the gift store and entered through a secret door designed in the wall as a bookcase. Once inside, patrons are swept away into an opulent hideaway, beautiful in its elegance. 

The breathtaking handmade bar, is red wood, bought in Forrest Hills, CA. The slabs of wood varying in length from six to eight feet were all cut down to six-foot lengths for manageability and aesthetics. At the end of the bar is an ADA-compliant bar area, crafted from a piece of 147-year-old slab of cedar, with the rings on display and countable for verification. 

On the wall, accenting the bar is a piece of eucalyptus that is also hand-cut and finished. Ron Wenger spent many hours finishing these slabs for the construction of the bars that have a combined length of 26 feet. On the front of the bar is marble, cut and installed by Bret, Rod Moncrief, and Ron. The foot rail is a pipe from the original boiler. It was found in the basement, partially exposed from the dirt, and after being dug out, cleaned, and the original rusty patina is gorgeous.

Over the bar is a hanging lamp made from Model A rims. This lamp was made by Cody Chenoweth, owner of Cooter’s Custom. Beautiful table lamps that decorate the room are from a family collection. Large pieces of period furniture also accent the room.

On the whiskey barrels are cypress wood tops also hand-cut and finished by Ron. The antique door on the porch in the whiskey room came from a home that no longer exists in Manhattan, Nevada. The pillars holding up the porch came from a home that was torn down on Lovelock’s Main Street.

On the wall behind the bar is shelving, holding bottles and glasses. The copper pipe forming the shelves was designed and built by Rod Moncrief. Some of the copper in the shelving was found under the building and used in the shelving.

Pam designed and painted the interior painting. She spent many hours applying drywall mud with a four-inch mud knife and then applied paint in various ways to create textured walls that add to the whole experience.

The antique tobacco leaf drying racks hanging from the ceiling help to reduce the echoing of the noise and add another layer of beauty to the room.

It truly took a village of friends and many hours of work to turn the CC Social Club in the old 1904 Churchill Bank Building into a work of art.

 

 


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