The corner of 16th Ave and Edgewood Rd SW in Cedar Rapids was most recently home to a Fas Fuel/Fas Mart gas station, but not anymore! The building has been transformed into a totally new business called Westside Spirits.

Located at 3330 16th Ave SW, Westside Spirits is a family-owned business that offers a wide selection of alcoholic beverages. The Facebook page reads:

"Westside Spirits is here to fulfill niche in the Cedar Rapids liquor store market. We pride ourselves in customer service, product knowledge, specialty liquor, beer and wine! See you soon! CHEERS!"

The owners of Westside Spirits has spent the last few months completely remodeling the old gas station, which they've been documenting on social media. They did a great job, because I didn't even recognize it based on the photos! Here's a look at the transformation:

Westside Spirits has a huge selection of liquor, craft beer, and wine, and officially opened for business on December 3rd. You can get more information about the new business and check out the latest updates on their Facebook page HERE.

Westside Spirits is one of many locally-owned/family-owned businesses here in Eastern Iowa. If you're looking to shop local this holiday season, there are SO many places that could use your business. I went to the Ped Mall in Iowa City this weekend and spent about three hours checking out all the cute little shops! For everything from chocolate and home decor, to plants and clothing, check out a list of awesome local stores HERE.

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