Dec. 14, 2014 8:47 p.m. ET
Wall Street Journal
And Black Button is planning to rent out its century-old building for parties and events. In the past, said Mr. Barrett, the head distiller, the limits on alcohol service undermined such space-rental requests. “Tasting doesn’t cut it—people want to order a drink.”
Spirits producers aren’t the only businesses that stand to benefit. Some plan to hire local providers to bring in charcuterie, cheese plates and other light fare that doesn’t require on-site cooking. Others plan to hire caterers for local events.