Greensboro Distilling Company is a craft distillery located at 115 Lewis Street. It is locally owned and operated and, if it isn't open yet, it is about to open. They are making vodka, gin, rye, whiskey, and bourbon. According to their website, Bill, Andrew, Shelly, and Lesley Norman have all trained and received certification in the distillation process through a program in Colorado* and they are looking forward to bringing their organic spirits to Greensboro.
This corner of Lewis Street, near Gibbs Hundred, is quickly becoming known as a place for local spirits and, while nobody under 21 is allowed to drink, the establishments are all trying to keep the atmosphere tame (family friendly). They are providing opportunities to do things other than just drink-- like eating at food trucks, listening to good music, milling through an urban garden shop, and attending special events. If only Helen B. Snow, the woman who ran Lewis Street Antiques out of these buildings, were still alive today, she would marvel in what her former spaces have become. It is hard to believe that Helen, the feisty, independent octogenarian with the bold glasses and great stories, has been gone since Dec. 2010. In the meantime, Bill Norman, above, is well on his way to becoming the next iconic character of Lewis Street. Best of luck!