Simple beer license not so simple, but LW's eventually gets one in North Logan
By Ruth Russell
LW's plans to take over the Phillips 66 Country Cousins store at 1936 N. Main St., which already has a Class "A" Beer License that allows it to sell only beer so long as it is not consumed on-site. However, because the license is non-transferable with the sale, LW's had to apply for a new one.
"We're not bringing any new element to the city," said owner Larry W. Miller. "It's nothing new, it's been there for some time."
Still, the council voiced concerns of liability, of whether the store and North Logan could be charged if complications such as accidents and disturbances arose because of alcohol.
"We've never had a problem with that," said Miller. "If it was a concern, we wouldn't own nine other stores."
Because of the concerns, several members of the community were asked to vouch for Miller's reputation, including North Park Police Chief Kim Hawkes and Cache Chamber of Commerce Director Bobbie Coray. The Police Department found nothing questionable in Miller's record and all of the comments were positive.
"Larry Miller has a reputation for making the appearance of his convenience stores nice, was the president of Cache Chamber of Commerce, is involved with the cancer society, and the ice arena," said Coray. "I can't say enough about his reputation."
These statements, along with help from Mayor Jack Draxler, seemed to settle the council's concerns.
"This isn't a big issue," said Draxler. "Either we issue LW's a license and support their purchase, or we don't issue it and Country Cousins still has a license."