Long Road opening Cadillac tasting room Friday

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The Cadillac tasting room has a large bar, retail space, and both indoor and outdoor seating for up to 200 guests. Courtesy Long Road Distillers

Long Road Distillers will celebrate the grand opening of its new distillery and tasting room in downtown Cadillac on Friday.

The doors of Long Road Distillers – Cadillac will officially open at 4 p.m. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 3:45 p.m. to celebrate the occasion.

“We’re excited to open our doors to the public,” said Jon O’Connor co-owner and co-founder of Long Road Distillers. “We’ve been hard at work building out the space and training up our team over the past few weeks. We look forward to sharing our award-winning spirits, craft cocktails and excellent customer experience with downtown Cadillac.”

Long Road Distillers – Cadillac is at 412 S. Mitchell St., known locally as the former Better Bodies Health and Fitness Center. Over the past year, significant investment has been made on the site to remodel the building, rebuild the on-site parking lot and prepare it for this type of use.

The new tasting room has a large bar, retail space, and both indoor and outdoor seating for up to 200 guests. Visitors will be able to enjoy craft cocktails, samples of Long Road spirits and will be able to purchase bottles and canned cocktails to-go. In addition, the distillery will partner with local food trucks to offer visitors a selection of food during open hours.

“The space at 412 S. Mitchell is big and bright and will bring a lot of new vibrancy to this portion of downtown,” said Kyle VanStrien, co-owner and co-founder of Long Road Distillers. “It’s the perfect setting for enjoying our craft cocktails and a quick bite to eat.”

In the future, the tasting room will be available for special events, such as wedding receptions and corporate events. Interested parties can e-mail events@longroaddistillers.com.

Long Road is based in Grand Rapids and has a cocktail bar and restaurant in Grand Haven and is in the process of opening a new tasting room in Charlevoix. Products are available for purchase to-go from each of their locations and at over 2,500 retailers throughout Michigan.

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