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Utah bar licenses exhausted until the Summer after DABC meeting

Well there you have it. Two months into the year and bar licenses are pretty much toast. Want to open a bar in Utah? Come back in May, because that's...

Fifteen bars, one license, welcome to Utah

It sounds like the premise of a bad joke: fifteen bars walk into a... but no, this was the reality of January's DABC meeting. One singular bar license, fifteen business...

Utah liquor license crisis set to worsen according to reports

Get ready for a fraught 2022 folks. Following this months DABC meeting, Ben Winslow confirmed via this story that the Utah legislature seems unmoved by the perilous state of Utah's liquor...

Restaurant liquor licenses starting to feel the pressure

Welcome back to our monthly roundup of all things perfectly potable. While ordinarily I'd start with a raised eyebrow and nod to the state's bar license crunch (there are presently ZERO...

Fourteen bars battle for just three licenses at DABC meeting

Lets cut to the chase and dive right into the section of this month's DABC meeting that everyone wants know about - bar licenses. Continuing from the previous August meetup, a...

Lack of bar licenses continues to dominate DABC meetups

As is increasingly common at DABC meetings, wrangles over Utah's exceptionally limited inventory of bar licenses dominated proceedings during the August meetup. For those following along with this years main liquor...

The latest liquor news you don’t want to miss

In his first meeting taking the reigns from former chairman John T. Nielsen, commissioner Thomas Jacobson ran a briskly paced meeting that sped through the docket at an enjoyable pace. A...

Bountiful bar loses license after 18 years, other liquor news

An eighteen-year paperwork snafu led to the loss of Bountiful's only bar at a busy DABC meeting this month. The bar in question, The Fifth, underwent a change in business name...
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