Items Tagged with 'Kyle Van Strien'


Old churches provide alternative for developers

Location is often ideal as industrial buildings inventory continues to shrink.

April 12, 2019
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) As Grand Rapids’ old industrial buildings are turning into mixed-use developments, housing developers are running out of inventory. But vacant houses of worship are proving to be an attractive alternative. Read More

Grand Rapids denies apartment complex proposal

Planning commission cites size of project in Fulton Heights would not be consistent with desired density of surrounding neighborhood.

March 22, 2019
A proposal to build a 30-unit apartment complex in Fulton Heights was struck down at a recent planning commission meeting. Read More

Street Talk: Long Road derailed

Not all heroes wear capes.

March 8, 2019
Long Road Distillers was set to start out 2019 with a bang, but a municipal ruling has fizzled out its plans. Read More

Street Talk: The points system


December 7, 2018
The city’s planning department beat the clock on a medical marijuana moratorium. Read More

Spirits maker plans tasting room Up North

October 25, 2018
An award-winning spirits maker in Grand Rapids is planning to expand Up North. Read More

Craft distiller strives to defend title

August 13, 2018
A local craft spirits maker is vying for a double win in a national competition. Read More

Distillery launches Patriot spirit

June 28, 2018
A local distillery is launching a special gin in time for Independence Day. Read More

Long Road to take overseas excursion

Distillery will compete in Aquavit World Championship in Denmark.

August 18, 2017
The accolades Long Road Distillers garnered for its aquavit the past year have earned the Grand Rapids business an invite to the spirit’s homeland. 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