According to the La Crosse Tribune, the downtown scene will receive a pretty fantastic addition next summer: a craft distillery.
Nick Weber, the son of LHI founder Don Weber, is slated to open the La Crosse Distilling Co. on the corner of 2nd and Vine street downtown, on the same block as the Freighthouse Restaurant.
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The distillery would have a tasting room serving food for lunch and dinner as well as craft cocktails made with its distilled spirits. It would remain open into the evening and also would have a gift shop.
Two buildings that together have three tenant spaces will be demolished to make way for the new distillery, Weber said.
Demolition is expected to begin by Dec. 1 of the 2nd Street Hair Gallery building at 129 Vine St., and a building that houses both Pella Windows and Doors at 307 N. Second St. and a vacant space at 311 N. Second St.
I think this is a fantastic idea. Breweries and distilleries are obviously very popular, and it sounds like the Webers are going to do this right.
The new business has begun working with farmers in the region about growing organic, heritage and heirloom grains.
La Crosse Distilling Co.’s food menu will be fairly simple at first and grow over time. The initial menu will include fare such as smoked fish that is locally sourced, salads and sandwiches, and meat and cheese offerings from regional farmers.
Sign. Me. Up.