A former nightclub in downtown Wyandotte may become a distillery, tasting room, and lounge.
Alex Bohl of Grosse Ile is in the early stags of developing the Lost Lake Distillery at 142 Maple, previously known as Studio 142.
Phase 1 of the project, according to the Wyandotte Downtown Development Authority, will open in 6 to 9 months. It will focus on research and development, selling spirits to go and giving customers a role in tasting and testing the products. There will also be a local history bent to the operation as a way to add to the customer experience.
The timeline for Phase 2, a much broader and more ambitious project, is unknown, but Bohl plans to transform the top two floors of the building into a 14,000-square-foot facility consisting of the still operation, tasting bars, lounges, lofts, and decks.
The DDA has awarded the project a $5,000 exterior facade grant.
Source: Natalie Rankine, director, Wyandotte Downtown Development Authority
Writer: Kim North Shine