Sales of liquor booming in Utah

Influx of residents, tourists seen as feeding $428M record

Posted: February 4, 2018 at 2:01 a.m.

A state liquor store worker prices products in Salt Lake City, where an influx of out-of-state workers has fueled a steady rise in liquor sales over the past two decades. In Mormon-dominated Utah, alcohol use is frowned upon.

SALT LAKE CITY -- In Mormon dominated Utah where alcohol is frowned upon, liquor sales keep climbing each year. State residents bought nearly $428 million in alcohol last year to set another record, continuing a two-decade trend likely fueled by a steady influx of out-of-staters and a thriving tourism sector.

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