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Lisa Allmendinger on October 19th, 2017

By Lisa Carolin It’s clear sailing ahead for the Ugly Dog Distillery, which will be opening a manufacturing facility as well as tasting rooms at 218 S. Main St. in downtown Chelsea soon. Following a public hearing, the Chelsea Planning Commission voted unanimously (Sarah Haselschwardt absent) to approve a special use permit for the craft […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 11th, 2017

The Chelsea City Council voted on Tuesday, Sept. 5 to hold a work session with the Chelsea Human Right Commission (HRC) on Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. to discuss changes to the commission’s bylaws. After reviewing and discussing the document in August, several city council members proposed changes to the bylaws, and following a recent […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on August 17th, 2017

By Lisa Carolin Ugly Dog Distillery is one step closer to moving to the former UAW Hall on South Main Street in downtown Chelsea from its current location at 14495 North Territorial Road. The Chelsea Planning Commission unanimously approved a recommendation to send to the Chelsea City Council a request to amend Zoning Ordinance No. […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 19th, 2017

  By Lisa Carolin Ugly Dog, a handcrafted vodka and gin distillery currently located on North Territorial Road in Dexter Township, is moving to downtown Chelsea. That was one of the announcements that received cheers from the crowd gathered for an open house at the Chelsea Depot Thursday, June 15. “I love downtown Chelsea,” said […]

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Ugly Dog Distillery (and of course, its popular and handsome mascot, Ruger), will be one of several Chelsea area businesses featured on the PBS TV show “Under the Radar Michigan” on Saturday, March 30 at 10:30 a.m. “The 30-minute, weekly program features many inspirational, but little known places and people statewide,” according to information about […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 28th, 2012

Are you dreaming of Bloody Mary’s with bacon vodka for the New Year? Then look no further than Ugly Dog Distillery, LLC, in Dexter Township. Or, pick up one of the products at one of more than 650 (and counting) locations where it’s sold. But, nothing beats a trip to the small retail location at […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 4th, 2012

Patti Christian and June Mann, the master minds behind a highly unusual and very fun American Cancer Society fundraising calendar, took to the road in search of their BRAve men models this year. In its third year, the BRAve Men of Dexter calendar is now the BRAve Men of Dexter and Beyond and features two Dexter […]

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