Our beautiful limestone facility was originally built over 100 years ago by the Van Nortwick family. They built paper manufacturing facilities but had a devastating fire. The family realized building factories made of limestone from the Quarry helped make them safer from fire, and also building by the Fox River gave access to water power and railroad lines.
When Hightails took over the historic building at 204 S. Water St., Batavia, IL, in August 2019, we knew it would be a massive undertaking to breathe life into it. We wanted to respect its’ rich heritage and also install modern-day amenities. Our buildout resulted in keeping the over one-hundred-year-old limestone exterior as a showcase while installing a beautiful interior that welcomes pups and humans alike.