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New distilleries creating buzz in Kalamazoo

by Aaron Dimick - Tuesday, February 23rd 2016

Green Door Distilling Company to open in August

by Jessica Wheeler - Friday, July 22nd 2016

New distillery opening in Kalamazoo

by Dana Chicklas - FOX 17 News


"Kalamazoo is a city well known for its craft brewing scene. A night on the town can include stops at the brewing companies Bell’s, Old Dog and Arcadia. A drive down East North street will bring you to a different kind of craft experience.

The inside of Green Door Distilling Co. is commonly called “cozy.” It features a bar made entirely out of recycled metals, green Christmas lights and a non-operational phone booth that may give “Dr. Who” fans their favorite photo of the night. While one side feels and looks like your cousin’s awesome basement, beyond a glass door is the distillery and the heart of what makes Green Door so unique. Barrels of bourbon lay lined up on a shelf and the color green lines this area like the sidewalks on St. Patrick’s Day..."


"The Kalamazoo City Commission on Monday gave local approval for a distillery to open.

Jon Good and Josh Cook plan to open Green Door Distilling Co., formerly Revival Distilling Co., at 429 E. North St. That is across from Louie's Trophy House Grill.

With the approval, Green Door may manufacture up to 60,000 gallons of spirits and brandy. Spirits would be allowed to be purchased and consumed at the distillery and also as a takeout. Alcohol would be able to be consumed in a fenced-in area outside the distillery, and bands would be allowed to perform there..."

"Among the hundreds of breweries and distilleries in Michigan, there will be another this fall in Kalamazoo.  The owners tells us that they plan to make their mark by anchoring an up-and-coming neighborhood on the north side.

Things are moving quickly for Green Door Distilling Company.  City commissioners approved their small distillers license Tuesday night.  In coming months, expect to see food trucks in the parking lot and hammocks nearby, as you walk up to the tasting room.

For several years, Western Michigan University engineering graduates Jon Good and Josh Cook say they've wanted to open a "family-friendly, welcoming"..."