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Zoning changes will allow taller West Side buildings

Reworked zoning code will allow structures taller than 10 stories, could produce more affordable housing.

March 31, 2017
A retooled zoning code will allow buildings taller than 10 stories on the West Side of Grand Rapids and potentially alleviate the city’s affordable housing shortage. Read More

GR sees mixed drink renaissance on the horizon

Area distilleries jump on spirits resurgence with exclusive cocktails.

January 20, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) While working the bar at Reserve, Rob Hanks is able to channel his college degree. Read More

GRBJ Podcast: Jon O'Connor and Kyle Van Strien of Long Road Distillers

January 17, 2017
Jon O'Connor and Kyle Van Strien — the co-owners of Long Road Distillers — are the featured guests in episode 17 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

Long Road’s aquavit garners international acclaim

Now the distillery has its eye on producing another spirit that is even more rare.

April 15, 2016
Among the first four labels Kyle Van Strien and Jon O’Connor made was for an aquavit. Read More

Distillers grapple with truth in advertising

With craft distilling on the rise, some are cashing in without even making their own product.

January 15, 2016
The story behind a bottle of spirits sitting on the shelf might be murkier than its contents. Read More

Grand Rapidians can expect a changing landscape

2016 will bring leadership transitions and continued development.

December 25, 2015
The city of Grand Rapids is “ringing in the New Year” with a transition of leadership, as Rosalynn Bliss assumes the mayoral role Jan. 1, Dave Allen becomes Third Ward Commissioner, and Jon O’Connor takes on the role of a First Ward Commissioner. Read More

The beginning of a Long Road

Distillery opens with superior equipment and goal to create a cocktail culture in the city.

May 29, 2015
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. Read More

Distillery sets sights on west side

Long Road Distillers is expected to open to the public in the fall.

April 11, 2014
The city’s west side is about to get a craft distillery. Read More