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Struggling Salt Lake Bar Asks Gov Herbert to Allow To-go Sale of Alcoholic Beverages

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Posted at 2:45 PM, Jul 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-04 19:50:10-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A popular bar in Salt Lake City is asking Utah Governor Gary Herbert to reconsider the state's alcoholic beverage laws to help businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Quarters, a popular arcade bar located in Downtown Salt Lake off of 400 S. and Main St., said in a tweet Saturday that Utah should follow suit and allow the to-go sale of alcohol.

The tweet came after Utah reported 676 new COVID-19 cases in the state on Saturday. This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Utah to 24,524.

At the end of June, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control relaxed some rules, allowing businesses to serve alcoholic drinks on temporary patios.

Twitter users came out in support of the bar, urging Herbert and Lt. Governor Spencer Cox to consider changing alcohol rules:

Despite the calls for laws to be changed by the governor, the Utah State Legislature would need to be involved for all alcoholic beverages to be sold to-go by businesses.