Valley Vodka to Convert Former Church into World Headquarters
HADLEY — Valley Vodka Inc., a Western Mass.-based company founded by Paul Kozub in 2005, announced the purchase of its new world headquarters on Route 9 (146 Russell St.) in Hadley, the former St. John’s Catholic Church. State Sen. Stan Rosenberg will be touring the building on Oct. 3 at 1 p.m.
“For the past nine years, we have been operating out of an old potato barn in Hadley. With the continued growth of V-One Vodka, we needed more space,” said Kozub. “ I have lived in town for 12 years and have seen the St. John’s church vacant since I moved here. I had always thought that this would be the perfect location for V-One’s world headquarters. We purchased the property a month ago, and since then we have begun cleaning the building, since it has been vacant for more than 20 years.”
Since V-One’s launch in September 2005 in 10 local liquor stores, it has expanded to more than 1,000 locations in Massachusetts and Connecticut. V-One Vodka has won some of the most prestigious liquor-tasting awards in the world, including the Double Gold at the World Spirit Competition in San Francisco in 2010.