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New urban, craft distillery opens in San Diego's East Village

Posted at 10:21 AM, Feb 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-09 13:21:37-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A new craft distillery is making a home in San Diego's East Village.

Storyhouse Spirits opened Friday at the corner of J St. and Park Blvd. The 7,600-square-foot distillery, bar, and lounge offers the second largest distillery in San Diego, a street-side patio and mezzanine overlooking the distillery, and skyline and waterfront views.

The opening has been a four-year journey, according to former Marine pilot and co-founder Matt Kidd.

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"Plain and simple, I'm a creator, I love whiskey and I love sharing whiskey," Kidd said. "It's a passion and a lifestyle play for me."

Storyhouse plans to also offer what they call "California-inspired" gin and vodka, in addition to whiskey.