Did you know that Grand Illusion has a hidden bathroom? Infinity mirrors on the staircase landing? Oh, and our color isn’t purple--It’s Expressive Plum! What does all of this mean? At Grand Illusion we work very hard, behind the scenes, to provide guests with experiences that are unlike most others—our ciders are creative, fun and incredibly flavorful; our food looks and tastes great and is easy to understand; our atmosphere is mysterious, whimsical and magical; and our service is unmatched. Did you know that 100% of our servers are Cider Certified Professionals, certified through testing by the United States Association of Cider Makers (we are #8 in the country)? If you want to get geeky about cider, we are there to guide you.
So, Grand Illusion provides you with….
From its days as the home of Archibald Louden’s first color printing press in America, to the cider bar you know and love, our building has seen a lot of history.
In the late 1800s, it housed a drug store owned by a Dickinson College Physics Graduate. The 1900s saw a dry cleaner and fur storage facility, a furniture and appliance store, a couple hat shops, a beauty salon, an optician, an accounting firm, a financial advisor, and a lawyer’s office. The building has been transformed from a white two-story log structure in the 18th century, to the first pressed-brick building in Carlisle, to the Most Magical Cider Bar in the World.
To find out more, stop by Grand Illusion Hard Cider and check out our new History Wall. It’s a museum-like exhibit highlighting our building’s stories through the ages. We hope you enjoy it!
P.S. If we missed something, please drop us an email at Manager@grandillusioncider.com.