Cache County Council Balks At Winery Decision Over Negative Effects Of Change

Mar 1, 2021

Cache County Council’s decision whether to allow wineries has been delayed once again with growing concerns of cultural shift, but little evidence has been found of negative consequences in other counties.

“I look at this as a cultural change to this valley,” said Council Member Dave Erickson. “Is Cache Valley ready for this cultural change? … And maybe we are. We’ve talked about the economy changes, about inviting outside people that come here for events and things like that, that we need to open up our culture a little bit more.”

This tapping of the brakes comes on the heels of the council’s last meeting, where concerns were raised that increased access to alcohol through wineries and tastings could lead to an increase in alcohol abuse and related issues. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.

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