Archive for: February, 2014

The beginning of a Long Road (Grand Rapids Business Journal)

Distillery opens with superior equipment and goal to create a cocktail culture in the city. Bureaucratic hoops, equipment delivery delays and a desire to create a world-class product help explain why it’s taken Long Road Distillers nearly six months longer than expected to open. That wait, however, is over, as the first distillery in Grand…

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What started as an idea more than 18 months ago has finally come to fruition for two local entrepreneurs. At 5 p.m. tomorrow, May 28, Jon O’Connor and Kyle Van Strien will officially open the doors to Long Road Distillers, Grand Rapids’ first craft distillery. Located at 537 Leonard St NW in a renovated 19th century building,…

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Long Road Distillers to open Thursday on GR’s west side (MiBiz)

Grand Rapids’ first “grain to glass” craft distillery will open its doors this week. After a series of equipment and regulatory delays hampered its scheduled fall 2014 opening, Long Road Distillers LLC plans to pour its first round to a public crowd on Thursday, May 28 and hold its grand opening the following week. The…

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