Middle West Spirits – Expansion
Congratulations to Ryan Lang and Brady Konya with Middle West Spirits, producers of the OYO brand of distilled spirits, on their expansion into a 23,650-square-foot building on the near-east side. Lang and Konya worked closely with Rj BOLL Realty and Mike Grenert, SIOR, to negotiate final terms and secure the facility at 470 E. Starr Avenue.
The warehouse located at 470 E. Starr Avenue will be used mostly for storage and will allow Middle West Spirits to expand their current production facility at 230 Courtland Avenue. The $3.5 million expansion project includes the warehouse and distribution space in the Milo-Grogan neighborhood along with a small restaurant shoehorned into the production plant, located in Italian Village. After the renovations are complete, Middle West Spirits will be capable of producing more than 10,000 gallons of spirits per day, almost 80 times their current capacity of 130 gallons of spirits per day. They will have separate stills for whiskey and vodka, with a third set aside for rum, brandy, and gin.
Middle West’s project is self-financed, and the company is receiving some tax credit help from the city. The company will add 25 new positions, most of those coming on board within the next year.