In May of 1989, Phil and Pat Faherty, Diana Meskill and Michael Voorhees purchased Walker's Liquor Store from Pat Walker. Pat's husband Vic had established the store in 1946.
The name of the business was changed to Walker's Wine and Spirits. Sam Miller was hired to get the business going, he came to us with over 15 years experience. His knowledge and expertise was invaluable and instrumental in our initial success.
A few years later, Phil and Pat's son Philip was hired as manager and learned the trade from Sam, through extensive study. Phil's specialty is in the fine wines area, where he has 25 years experience.
Not long after, we hired Mark Voorhees as a manager specializing in premium spirits. Mark also shares administrative duties with Phil.
In 2006 Sean Walker was hired to concentrate on premium imports and craft beers. Sean will also manage our website.
Several years after we began our business we purchased the adjoining building, and opened the first floor of that building which is devoted exclusively to fine wine.
For several years all of the owners have devoted their spare time to the operation of all facets of the business. Eventually we were able to turn these duties over to our managers who have operated successfully for over 25 years.