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Distillery Opening In Brooklyn Neighborhood
« on: March 23, 2017, 06:45:01 AM »
Distillery Opening In Brooklyn Neighborhood



Jacksonville whiskey distillery to open in Brooklyn.

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Re: Distillery Opening In Brooklyn Neighborhood
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2017, 06:53:22 AM »
This is great... now we just need to get the law changed...

http://brewerslaw.com/brewers-law-101-florida-craft-distilling-licenses/
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Re: Distillery Opening In Brooklyn Neighborhood
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2017, 08:03:45 AM »
This is great... now we just need to get the law changed...

http://brewerslaw.com/brewers-law-101-florida-craft-distilling-licenses/

Exactly! A distillery is no fun if I can't go drink there and enjoy the atmosphere, or even buy multiple bottles!

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Re: Distillery Opening In Brooklyn Neighborhood
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2017, 09:04:58 AM »
They are currently going through some internal issues.  One of the founders has been MIA, so he either has to buy an equity stake (which he can't afford) or leave.  A lot of internal strife has stalled their ability to come to market.  They are lucky to have Klempf supporting them.

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Re: Distillery Opening In Brooklyn Neighborhood
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2017, 09:44:17 AM »
Yeah, I was going to say: I went to their (unfortunately named by Al Emerick (which, LOL)) "Badass Men's Whiskey Night" like two years ago and, as an attempt to raise capital, it was uninspiring at best.

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Re: Distillery Opening In Brooklyn Neighborhood
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2017, 09:54:32 AM »
Yeah, I was going to say: I went to their (unfortunately named by Al Emerick (which, LOL)) "Badass Men's Whiskey Night" like two years ago and, as an attempt to raise capital, it was uninspiring at best.

MMR, I hadn't heard about this. Supposing you donated to the project, what did you get in return?

I'm always skeptical of fundraising for private business. Things like Intuition's Mug Club is cool (the donors received something tangible in return), but the Distillery isn't exactly a non-profit.

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Re: Distillery Opening In Brooklyn Neighborhood
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2017, 11:43:00 AM »
Hopefully some changes will be made to the law this year. Here is the relevant pending senate bill: https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2017/0166/?Tab=BillText

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Re: Distillery Opening In Brooklyn Neighborhood
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2017, 12:22:24 PM »
Yeah, I was going to say: I went to their (unfortunately named by Al Emerick (which, LOL)) "Badass Men's Whiskey Night" like two years ago and, as an attempt to raise capital, it was uninspiring at best.

MMR, I hadn't heard about this. Supposing you donated to the project, what did you get in return?

I'm always skeptical of fundraising for private business. Things like Intuition's Mug Club is cool (the donors received something tangible in return), but the Distillery isn't exactly a non-profit.

I did not donate.  It was truly that they were trying to raise  serious investment dollars and attract money-people (NOT that I am anything  of the sort-- the event was open to anyone who signed up and a friend signed up and invited me).  It was underwhelming and, I dont wish to be mean, but honestly very amateur.  Then Al Emerick made a VERY off color comment at the end that I found offensive and even had some people audibly gasping, and the whole thing just came off as super bush league to me.  Like kids playing start-up, which, unfortunately, I think One Spark only encouraged: Hey do you have only the slightest idea for a business? Do you LOVE start-up culture? Just throw some shit against a wall and you too are a start-up entrepreneur and golly gee Jacksonville is so innovative and let's start a start-up culture, yeah! 

Anyway, just my experience. If they succeed and make good booze, I'll drink the hell out of it. But I am not holding my breath for that to happen.

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Re: Distillery Opening In Brooklyn Neighborhood
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2017, 12:30:46 PM »

Then Al Emerick made a VERY off color comment at the end that I found offensive and even had some people audibly gasping,


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Re: Distillery Opening In Brooklyn Neighborhood
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2017, 01:39:00 PM »
^yeah this sound like a pretty solid story

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Re: Distillery Opening In Brooklyn Neighborhood
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2017, 02:19:24 PM »
^yeah this sound like a pretty solid story

I don't want to get into any slander/libel territory-- I dont remember exactly what he said, just that it was, at best, very ignorant/insensitive regarding black people, and that my buddy and I immediately turned to each other and were like, "HOLY SHIT. Did he REALLY just that into a microphone?" I also recall turning to the very small number of black dudes who were there and they were all giving each other the exact same look.  I don't think it was "racist" per se, just so bordering on ignorant and insensitive that it verged into racism territory.  If I recall, I think he meant it as a joke. 


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Re: Distillery Opening In Brooklyn Neighborhood
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2017, 05:45:13 PM »

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Re: Distillery Opening In Brooklyn Neighborhood
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2017, 09:26:38 PM »
« Last Edit: April 14, 2017, 06:30:11 AM by thelakelander »
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Re: Distillery Opening In Brooklyn Neighborhood
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2017, 09:17:44 AM »
Looks good. They have a timetable on getting this done?

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Re: Distillery Opening In Brooklyn Neighborhood
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2017, 10:26:22 AM »
I'm not in love with the site plan, specifically the on-site parking separating it from Forest St. The rendering above makes it look like the building is up against Forest but it isn't. Do the 10 spots really make a difference, especially with the cul-de-sac and the ability to do on-street around the thing?

On the other hand, it's a historic building (not a new build). It was the road that moved which created this "setback". They also have a huge argument that can't be objected to, and that's the POS Gate design that was approved two blocks away.

I'd probably let this fly, but even some outdoor seating would be better than the surface lot there.