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Craft distillery clears first hurdle in Jonesborough

January 22nd, 2014 9:29 pm by SUE GUINN LEGG, NET News Service

Craft distillery clears first hurdle in Jonesborough

The Salt House on Foxx Street. NET News Service photo.

JONESBOROUGH — A new craft distillery specializing in the production of corn mash liquor has cleared the first hurdle on the track to opening for business in downtown Jonesborough.

The Jonesborough Planning Commission voted Tuesday to recommend a zoning overlay that will allow commercial distilling at the historic Salt House on Foxx Street.

Stephen Callahan, a 26-year-old researcher at Eastman Chemical Co., Kingsport, with a passion for the traditional Appalachian distilling process, has requested the special zoning for the 160-year-old, two-story Georgian style building under renovation by Jonesborough investor Doug Lowrie.

Read the full story on the Johnson City Press website.

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