Utah liquor laws are cocktail for confusion

Utah liquor laws are cocktail for confusion

SALT LAKE CITY —Local restaurateurs are cheering recent reforms to the state’s liquor laws, but the new rules are not without some idiosyncrasies that are already prompting some operators to call for change.

The new law, which is set to go into effect July 1, would eliminate the state’s 40-year-old private club system that required bars to charge patrons a membership before they could buy alcohol. It also eliminates the

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