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Logan grill seeks liquor license near tabernacle

Logan grill seeks liquor license near tabernacle



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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- A change in the way state alcohol regulators measure distance should mean a new grill in downtown Logan can easily secure a liquor license.

The Iron Gate Grill on Church Street is either 448 feet from the north edge of the Logan Tabernacle grounds, or 702 feet -- depending on where you cross the street.

State law requires liquor-serving business to be 600 feet from any church.

But the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control recently decided to use legal crosswalks -- not the shortest pedestrian routes -- when measuring distances.

Under those rules, the grill is farther from the tabernacle, so grill owners don't need the approval of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which owns the tabernacle, before seeking a license.

A license hearing before the DABC Board is set for Oct. 27.

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Information from: The Herald Journal

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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