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Small northern Utah city to vote on alcohol ban

November 4, 2013 • Business


A sign stands outside a business in Hyde Park, Utah, urging voters to not allow alcohol sales in the town on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Residents can vote to lift a long-standing ban on the sale of alcohol in Tuesday’s election. Hyde Park, population 4,000, is among a handful of dry cities left in a state known for its tee totaling ways. (AP Photo/The Herald Journal, Eli Lucero)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Residents in a small northern Utah community may soon be able to buy beer within city limits, if residents vote to lift a long-standing ban on the sale of alcohol in a Tuesday election.

Hyde Park, population 4,000, is among a handful of dry cities left in a state known for its teetotaling ways. If voters pass the ordinance, it would open the door for the city’s only convenience store to sell beer with an alcohol by weight of 3.2 percent, the maximum allowed in Utah in non-state-run liquor stores.

Residents would still have to drive a few miles south to get liquor and heavier beer at the nearest state-run liquor store in Logan. The bedroom community is just outside Logan, about 14 miles from the Idaho state line.

The proposal has divided the conservative, mostly Mormon town, with Login to read more

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