Syracuse liquor store rendering

This architectural rendering shows what the new liquor store in Syracuse will look like once completed. It is slated to open in early March. 

SYRACUSE — The new state liquor store in Syracuse will — finally — open its doors Monday.

The State Liquor & Wine Store at 865 W. Antelope Dr. in Syracuse opens at 11 a.m. Monday, the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control announced Friday. The store was originally slated to open near the end of December 2018, but weather and construction problems caused a delay, DABC spokesman Terry Wood previously told the Standard-Examiner.

"The store is a bold step forward for the Utah DABC, not only in design, but with eco-friendly technologies throughout the store that will result in lower operating costs and lower energy and water usage," Wood said in a press release. 

The total budget for the project including both the land and the building is $5.4 million. 

The store will feature a "Utah's Own" display that will highlight products from Utah wineries, distilleries and breweries. 

“The DABC has exceeded our expectations in promoting our Utah's Own members in the new Syracuse store. We look forward to a successful relationship with DABC in growing our local distillery, brewery, and winery companies,” said Laurie Seron, Utah’s Own Program Director, Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, in a press release. 

It will also feature a "wine cave," Wood said. 

Reach city editor Jessica Kokesh at 801-625-4229 or jkokesh@standard.net. You can also follow her on Twitter at @JessicaKokesh.

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