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Proposed new Utah liquor license may attract national chains

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  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Nov. 13, 2012 7:31 p.m.

    Utah liquor laws are a lost cause.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 10:26 p.m.

    An excellent common sense solution from one of our more thoughtful and pragmatic legislators.

    Pass it and get on with cutting spending in other areas. And, with privatizing the state liquor stores.

  • Lagomorph Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 14, 2012 9:15 a.m.

    While I applaud the effort to make more licenses available, I fear the move will further the cultural homogenization of the nation at the expense of local color. Who needs more of the bland repetition of a dozen more chain outlets when you could have the invigorating variety of Meditrina, Tin Angel, Pago, or the Green Pig? Plus, the operating expenses (advertising, supplies, ingredients, menu printing, etc.) of local restaurants stay in the community, as do the profits.

  • ModerateBob Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 15, 2012 10:49 a.m.

    While this is a common sense thing in some ways, the unitnentied consequence is that local restaurants are at an even further competitive disadvantage.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 29, 2012 12:30 a.m.

    This article forgot to mention that hostess management recently gave itself huge pay raises, then asked workers to take cuts in pay.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 29, 2012 12:31 a.m.

    I have no problem with the restaurants that are here now.