City canvasses general election proposition
Monday, November 16, 2020
The Palestine City Council approved the canvassed election returns for Proposition 1 Monday, Nov. 16, welcoming TahWahKaro Distilling Company to Palestine.
Justin Jackson, who co-owns TahWahKaro with his three brothers, approached the city of Palestine earlier this year with a proposal to move their Grapevine distillery, founded in 2016, to Palestine.
The brothers were looking for a venue that would provide for growth, allowing them to build an outdoor stage for entertainment as well as tours and product tastings on site.
“When we found the Coors building, we got really excited about it because it seems to really fit what we want to do,” Jackson said. “We want to have an event space. We want to have a lot of tours and a lot of people coming through.”
The only thing standing in the way of the company moving to Palestine was a limited zoning for the sale of alcoholic beverages.