The State Liquor Commission is one step closer to opening a new liquor store in Sandy after holding an unusually short public hearing Wednesday night.
Only one Sandy resident showed up at Sandy City Hall for the 7 p.m. hearing, along with two representatives from the State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. And unlike a hearing last year, when Sandy citizens packed city hall and argued about relocating the state liquor store to a strip mall on 10600 South, this resident favored the new building site at 8900 S. State St."I think the liquor store will be moved to a great location," the lone speaker said.
After waiting another 10 minutes for possible stragglers, the public hearing was closed by Jim Smith, a representative of the State Liquor Commission.
"I think it's not as controversial because we are relocating the store in the same area and we've established ourselves as good neighbors," Smith said.
The public hearing follows a conditional-use permit granted by the Sandy Planning Commission that allows the State Liquor Commission to develop a new liquor store at the northwest corner of 9000 South and State.
The new 5,000-square-foot store replaces the existing store at 9075 S. 150 West, which is 1,300 square feet smaller.
The proposal goes to the Utah Liquor Control Commission Friday, July 27, for approval.