Utah Booze News: ‘Did I get cut off?’
Tanner talks about the recent Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Services (DABS) commissioner meeting which was held on September 28th and answers questions related to Utah liquor law in an interview with the Utah Booze News podcast.
“Everybody needs to [call their legislature] who cares about seeing more bars because the number of bar licenses is allocated by the legislature and it’s completely arbitrary,” says Tanner on Utah Booze News when asked about her thoughts on Commission Chair Thomas Jacobson openly calling for people to contact their legislatures to address Utah liquor laws. Utah hands out bar licenses by population quota, currently the law is one bar license per 10,200 people and is a made up number by the Utah Legislature. The next projected license will be available in December of this year.
According to Fox 13:
You see, Utah hands out bar licenses by population quota. The formula — one license per 10,200 people — is a made-up number by the legislature. Commissioner Tara Thue called the lack of licenses “dismal,” and Chair Thomas Jacobson told people in the crowd to speak up and call their legislators to fix it.
At the latest meeting, the DABS had 15 applications for three open bar licenses. These bar licenses were awarded to the following businesses: Panguitch’s Aspen Cove Resort; Side Bar, Ogden’s Own Distillery; and Brick & Mortar in downtown Salt Lake City.
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Feature Image: Darcy Stapleford, FOX 13 News