Archive for: February, 2014

Distillery coming to Grand Rapids’ Westside (WZZM)

You can soon add craft spirits to Grand Rapids’ craft brewing reputation. The Grand Rapids City planning commission unanimously approved West Michigan’s second craft distillery on Thursday. Long Road Distillers leased space on West Leonard Street and now they have the go-ahead to establish a micro-distillery, tasting room, and special event space. Long Road Distillers…

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Partners plan to open craft distillery on Grand Rapids’ west side (MiBiz)

Partners behind a fledgling craft distillery in Grand Rapids think the city’s reputation as a haven for craft beer drinkers plays well into their marketing of small batch vodkas, rums, gins and whiskeys. Kyle Van Strien and Jon O’Connor, the two public partners behind Long Road Distillers LLC, have a vision to tap into local…

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Grand Rapids’ first West Side distillery of fine spirits could be just months away (Rapid Growth Media)

Entrepreneurs Kyle Van Strien and Jon O’Connor have some spirited plans to bring Grand Rapids its first neighborhood distillery and tasting room. The pair and a silent partner purchased an 8,000-square-foot building at 537 Leonard St. NW on the corner of Leonard and Quarry St. NW, and have begun the process of converting it into…

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