Kushner Studios is proud to be such a large participant in this milestone of a project. Building it with our construction forces, this was the first new distillery in NYC to open since prohibition (and only the second one at the time in the state). As a 'small world' anecdote, the first distillery to open since prohibition was Tuthilltown distillery, owned by an early client of ours Ralph Erenzo (The Crag Climbing Wall) who left the big city to make whiskey in the Hudson Valley.
The client entrusted us to design and build his facilities. With some of the corn growing in the side yard used to build the hooch, the phrase 'made in Brooklyn' takes on a whole new meaning. Since its initial opening, it has acquired quite a following and tours of the facility are well attended.
In addition, a small area cum museum (Boozeum) was installed to celebrate the brewer's local history. The owners, it should note, hail from an architectural background and the publishing industry, giving hope to many daydreaming cube dwellers of abandoning their day job in search of their dream job.