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NBA All-Star Ben Wallace at the opening of the distillery

KALAMAZOO, MI (WOOD) — The Kalamazoo distillery today celebrated its reopening after several renovations. The NBA legend joined the celebration.

Ben Wallace, a four-time NBA All-Star, serves drinks at the Green Door Distillery, located on St. E North Street in Kalamazoo.

Recently Wallace became one of the business ownersalong with Grand Rapids Gold founder and president Steve Jbara.

Ben Wallace played for the Detroit Pistons. He is an NBA champion, four-time All-Star, four-time Defensive Player of the Year, his third-best elimination by the Pistons, and he was the first undrafted player in modern NBA history to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Wallace said he is grateful for the opportunity to participate in the distillery.

“I would like to take all the credit and say that everything was my idea, but Steve Jbara… did me a great service by bringing me into this venture, these business deals and giving me the opportunity to spread my wings a little. So I just want to make sure I give these guys the credit they deserve.”

At the reopening, many Wallace T-shirts could be seen among the crowd.

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