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Crafting a renaissance on GR’s west side (MiBiz)

GRAND RAPIDS — The West Grand neighborhood in Grand Rapids soon will offer residents and visitors the ultimate trifecta when it comes to craft alcoholic beverages. That’s because a local cidery plans to open a tasting room in the growing neighborhood along West Leonard Street, a development positioned to complement its neighboring businesses: a microbrewery and…

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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 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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Learn the craft or hire for experience? West Michigan craft distilleries take two paths to ramp up production (MiBiz)

When the founders of Long Road Distillers LLC decided to bring in an experienced professional to manage the launch of its spirits production later this year, they realized they needed to look beyond the local talent pool for help. That realization led partners Kyle Van Strien and Jon O’Connor to recruit Brian Pribyl as the…

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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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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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