- Associated Press - Monday, April 6, 2015

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A distillery in Charles Town has reopened following revisions of state tax law.

Bloomery Plantation Distillery closed on Feb. 10 and held a grand reopening on Saturday.

A bill passed by the Legislature during this year’s regular session reduced from 10 percent to 2 percent a market zone area tax the distillery pays to area liquor stores. The legislation also slashed from 28 percent to 5 percent a tax the distillery pays to serve in its tasting room.

Co-founder and co-owner Tom Kiefer tells The Journal (http://bit.ly/1xVPUUU ) that the distillery wasn’t closed to make a statement. He says the previous taxes created a financial hardship.

Co-owner Rob Losey says the state’s sales tax collections will increase because customers also will spend money at area hotels and other businesses.

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Information from: The Journal, http://journal-news.net/

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