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Journeyman Distillery plans party for Valparaiso opening

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One transformative project in Valparaiso is about the reach the finish line.

Journeyman Distillery will host a grand opening party of its highly anticipated location at The American Factory in Valparaiso.

The celebration Oct. 14-15 will offer a first glimpse of the 140,000-square-foot mixed-use site, which has been in the works since 2017. The project repurposes the old ANCO wiper blade factory and is expected to bring about 200,000 visitors annually.

“Once completed, it will transform this downtown area by attracting new visitors and investment, and it is only the beginning of what will be the ‘barrel district,’” said George Douglas, the Valparaiso's director of development, in a Northwest Indiana Business Magazine story about the growth of Valparaiso.

The Journeyman website said the new location at 258 S. Campbell St. features a distillery, Union Hall restaurant, Sea of Monsters brewery, retail area and event spaces.

The Welter family is planning a weekend of fun with an entertainment lineup that includes Dead to Rights, Nate Venturelli, Ultrabeat, Sarah Archer, The Crawpuppies and Frank Ruvoli. The event costs $60 a person and includes six drink tickets, tasting stations and six food tickets. Free family activities are open to the public.

Union Hall reservations also begin Oct. 14.

Journeyman Distillery first opened a tasting room in 2011 in Three Oaks, Michigan.

Caption: Journeyman Distillery renovated the long-abandoned factory near downtown Valparaiso for its second location. (Photo by Doug Ross)


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