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Green Jeans shipping container project lands Distillery 365

distillerylogoGreen Jeans Farmery is getting some spirits.

Distillery 365 has signed a lease to open a tasting room at the distinctive development, joining a tenant mix that will include Santa Fe Brewing Co., Epiphany Espresso, a host of local food vendors, and even a boutique gym.

The young Albuquerque distillery will occupy 320 square feet at the center, which is currently being constructed with recycled shipping containers.

Matt Simonds, who this year founded Distillery 365 with Matt Bishop, said they had no immediate plans to add an additional location — the flagship only opened in May — but Green Jeans developer Roy Solomon pitched them on the idea, and they liked it.

“It’s such a high-visibility location,” Simonds said of the site at Interstate 40 and Carlisle. “And really what struck me the most is just the environment Roy Solomon is building over there is so cool (with) the cooperative-type arrangements and just cool tenants and cool concepts.”

Distillery 365, headquartered at 2921 Stanford NE, currently offers its Horsethief Rum and Holy Ghost Vodka and recently received the necessary federal approval to make a new pecan rum, Simonds said.

He said business has been good so far, noting “I can’t make (the vodka) fast enough.”

Distillery 365 aims to open at Green Jeans by year’s end.

The development is now 90 percent leased. For more on the lineup, see this story.

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