Archive for: February, 2014

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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.

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