SlC may allow neighborhood pubs

Tuesday , March 18, 2014 - 3:10 PM


SALT LAKE CITY— The Salt Lake City Council is poised to vote on a proposal to allow bars or pubs in residential areas.

Chairman Soren Simonsen says he’s going to call for a vote Tuesday night at the council meeting on an ordinance that would allow the establishments in residential districts.

Mayor Ralph Becker proposed the ordinance to the council as part of his campaign for walkable communities.

The Salt Lake Tribune reportssome council members say they don’t think businesses that serve alcohol should be in neighborhoods with single-family dwellings.

Councilman Luke Garrott, who’s in favor of the pubs, said the Utah Department of Alcohol Beverage Control would still the authority to issue individual liquor licenses.

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