Posts Tagged:Westside Rising

West side businesses throw block party (GR Business Journal)

When Mitten Brewing Co. was getting started in 2011, owners Chris Andrus and Max Trierweiler were a bit apprehensive as they attended the West Grand Neighborhood Organization Christmas Party. They meekly told then-executive director Nola Steketee they were the guys opening the brewery on Leonard Street. “She gave us a big hug and cried about…

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Long Road takes long view with trio of expansion plans (GR Business Journal)

Distillery gains approval for full kitchen, rooftop deck and expanded production area. The city’s first distillery has set its sights on some big expansion projects. Long Road Distillers went in front of the Grand Rapids Planning Commission last week seeking approval for three projects, all of which gained unanimous approval. The planned expansions include a…

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Two months after opening, Long Road Distillers seeks to double production space (MiBiz)

While Long Road Distillers LLC just opened a little more than two months ago, the maker of craft spirits already plans to expand in Grand Rapids’ west side neighborhood. The company will go before the Grand Rapids Planning Commission on Thursday, Aug. 13 with a special land use request to add 1,200 square feet to…

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Long Road Distillery: Mixed drinks from local spirits (Fox 17)

Even though it was early, we had a great time hosting Fox 17 at Jackie Green for “On The Scene with Jackie Green” this week! Check out the early morning videos here.

Long Road on Fox 17 Evening News with Christian Frank (Fox 17)

Long Road Distillers is Grand Rapids 1st Craft Distillery.  They also feature farm fresh food and bottles-to-go. They are at 537 Leonard NW in Grand Rapids.  They are open Monday thru Thursday from 4:00pm – Midnight, Friday and Saturday from Noon – Midnight, and Sunday from Noon to 9:00pm. Check out the full story here.

Shaken, stirred and spirited: Local distilleries on the rise (Rapid Growth Media)

While Grand Rapids, aka “Beer City, USA,” is the so-called epicenter of the nationwide craft brewery boom, West Michigan has quietly played host to a related trend in artisanal spirits. Independent distilleries have been popping up across The Mitten, spearheaded by folks with a passion for finely wrought booze featuring locally sourced ingredients and other…

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West Side the new ‘it’ neighborhood in GR? (WOOD TV 8)

The West Side of Grand Rapids is undergoing a transformation. For a long time, the saying among West Siders has been “The West Side is the best side,” and now it seems others outside the area are taking notice. “I’m really, really excited about all the new things that are happening; the new developments that…

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West Side booms with new restaurants, breweries (Rapidian)

Recently, the west side of Grand Rapids has seen major urban development and growth for the restaurant industry. Within the past six months there has been a multitude of announcements regarding new restaurants, breweries and even distilleries staking their claim in West Side real estate. The vast majority of new developments are paying homage to…

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New developments breathe life into GR’s west side neighborhood (MiBiz)

As new developments spring up throughout Grand Rapids’ west side neighborhood, the district is at the center of a concerted effort by a range of business interests looking to revitalize a long-neglected part of the city. Companies ranging from new breweries and restaurants to upscale retail stores and residential developers have invested tens of millions…

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Grand Rapids has a lot going on these days. The changes from when the Beer O’Clock GR staff came back from the west coast sometimes boggle our tiny minds. New Grand Rapids bars are popping up all over, but there are a select few that we’re really, really excited for, either because of what they…

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