Archive for: February, 2014

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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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TAKING THE LONG ROAD TO GRAND RAPIDS’ FIRST CRAFT DISTILLERY (GRNow.com)

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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