Memphis Meats, which grows meat from animal cells, just got a huge endorsement from some big-named backers. That will take it one step closer to selling its product, but it's still a long way off from hitting store shelves. (CNN)
If you were to omit "one step closer" from the second sentence, would you still have a grammatical sentence?
a. That will take it one step closer to selling its product. (original)
b. That will take it to selling its product. (the sentence I'm asking about)
I'm not asking if it fits in with context. Of course it doesn't. All I'm asking is if sentence b. is grammatical. If it is, what can it mean?