By Eric Finkler
Grand Ledge Gazette staff writer
LANSING, MI – Wacousta residents poured their blood, sweat, and beer into a new business venture by creating a neighborhood microbrewery recently opening on August 26. Celebrating the grand opening on Aug, 26, Dan and Sonia Buonodono helped renovate a long time empty building while supporting their entrepreneurial dream. Prior to the opening of his microbrewery Dan was an avid home-brewer and worked in the state’s IT department with hopes of building a business. “My dream,” Dan said, “was just like any other home-brewer’s dream, was to have somebody come into your place buy a pint of beer and say, ‘That’s a good beer.’”
For ten years, Dan and his wife Sonia had talked and planned their microbrewery so when it was finally time to begin, almost everything was in order. They went to Ed Reed, the Economic Development Coordinator of Delta Township with their plans.