Pair of KC distillers introduce new spirits

Two Kansas City craft distilleries are debuting new spirits.

J. Rieger & Co., which was the first distillery to open in Kansas City since Prohibition, plans to release 1,000 bottles of Monogram Whiskey this week.

According to The Kansas City Star, the new J. Rieger offering is a tribute to the label that was once sold nationwide.

The original “Rieger’s Monogram” whiskey ceased production in 1919.

In celebration of its first birthday, Tom’s Town Distilling Co. will release a new spirit.

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Former owner promises 'ghetto' to 'gold mine' property transformation

East Side developer Don Maxwell bought Linwood Shopping Center in 2014 and sold it to the city for $950,000 in May.

The nearly 30-year-old, 84,000-square-foot center, which is on Prospect Avenue between 31st Street and Linwood Boulevard, has been part of a long-churning, public-private effort to revive the area.

According to KCUR, Maxwell said on Monday during a groundbreaking ceremony: “It’s a ghetto. We’re getting ready to turn it into a gold mine.”

The City of Kansas City has pledged $15 million…

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