The newest "inmates" of the former Boone County Jail are getting ready to open up shop. The Lebanon Reporter says the Boone County Jail Distillery and Cell Block 104 restaurant are aiming for a grand opening in August.
Sean Stoller, owner of the distillery and restaurant, told the publication is hopes to open in late July but will not be offering spirits of tastings. He said the process has been very long after dealing with a number of delays.
"We will have a grand opening to cut the ribbon and such," Stoller told the Reporter. "We are pedal to the metal here, and are now trying to get everything in place. It’s just tough because everything is taking so long."
The publication says the Indiana Department of Homeland Security had to approve any changes made to each room in the building. The fire marshal will also have to give final approval after all electrical components and the kitchen’s fire suppression system have been installed.
Stoller says the distillery will feature vodka and gin in the beginning, followed by whiskey offerings. The Cell Block 104 restaurant will seat nearly 200 guests and will feature a "selfie room" in the jail’s solitary confinement cell.
Cell Block 104 General Manager Janet Boyer-Miller told the Reporter they will most likely open to the public on August 9.