Culver City’s LA Distillery, is one of the many small businesses impacted by COVID-19. While its operations came to a halt during this pandemic, they have not closed their doors entirely. Lewis Harsanyi, (pictured above installing piping) president of LA Distillery, shared that he and his business partner are taking this time to do what other distilleries have started to do – make hand sanitizers to meet the demand. As hand sanitizers and other alcohol-based cleaning products have become short in supply and backordered, LA Distillery pivoted their production to meet the increasing demand from emergency first responders and outreach workers. Consistent with CDC guidelines, these hand sanitizers are made of 80% denatured alcohol, propylene glycol, and hydrogen peroxide.
Lewis shared that he is happy to have donated hand sanitizers to our frontline staff to help with homeless outreach efforts and to first responders in the City’s Fire and Police Departments.
Lewis’ kindness truly embodies the spirit of the Culver City community and reminds us of how we can work together while apart during these trying times. The City of Culver City is truly grateful for partnerships with small businesses like LA Distillery.