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Historic Thornton brewery building getting new life as distillery

Image courtesy of Weiss Properties Incorporated

Image courtesy of Weiss Properties Incorporated

As a painter, Steve Soltis knows it takes time and imagination to turn a blank canvas into something memorable.

It’s a similar path he and his partners are taking as they convert a historic Thornton building that housed several breweries into liquor distilling business, Soltis Family Spirits.

There also is a personal connection for Soltis and a bit of family history tied to the building, although it’s a history that, when he was younger, he said, Soltis was a bit ashamed of. For Soltis Family Sprits as a business, however, that chapter of Soltis family history could help bring customers in the door to sample the hand-crafted whiskey, spiced rum, bourbon and gin…Please click here to read Mike Nolan’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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