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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.

Closed Saturday, July 4!

We will be closed on Saturday, July 4 to spend time with family and friends. Be sure to stop in any day this week to pick up a few bottles of LRD spirits to get you through the Holiday weekend.  Happy Fourth of July!

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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Live Music Sunday 6/21 – The Diving Bell

Come get a sneak preview of one of our ArtPrize artists – The Diving Bell – an indie-folk band out of Chicago, as they visit to check out Long Road and play a stripped down show! The Diving Bell is named after a proto-submarine that sailed near Panama in 1869 and was left to rust…

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Touring Michigan: Walloon Lake to Grand Rapids to Whitehall (Fox 17)

What’s New in West Michigan! Hotel Walloon ●    Hotel Walloon is a brand new 32 room, boutique hotel that just opened at the end of May ●    Located on Walloon Lake, centrally located between Petoskey, Boyne City, and Charlevoix ●    Offers guests vintage elegance and unlimited adventure Up North year round ●    Hotel Walloon offers…

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Long Road Distillers opens as Grand Rapids premier Grain-to-Glass Craft Distillery (

Long Road Distillers held it’s grand opening to the public on Thursday, May 28th at 5 PM. The distillery is located at 537 Leonard St NW in Grand Rapids with The Mitten Brewing Co. as their neighbor and the also the recently opened Two Scotts Barbecue across the street. The distillery is a true “grain-to-glass”…

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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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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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