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Tuesday, April 14, 2009


The Ogden Valley Liquor Group, L.L.C. (dba: The Eden Liquor Agency) is endeavoring to bring a Type-3 Liquor Package Agency to the Ogden Valley. Currently, valley residents and tourists can purchase a limited assortment of alcohol from Wolf Creek Resort’s Type-2 Package Agency at Wolf Creek Adventures.

Due to the limited selection and variety of alcohol available at Wolf Creek Resort’s Type-2 Agency, the majority of Ogden Valley residents that purchase alcohol currently must travel to one of the three Ogden area State Liqur Stores.

A state-contracted Type-3 Package Agency is similar to a State Liquor Store in variety of liquor, bottle sizes and selection of high-point beers and wines.  The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (UDABC) contracts Type-3 Package Agencies in areas where the demand has been demonstrated and the population is too small to justify building a state-owned (10 -12,000 sq. ft.) liquor store.  By comparison, The Eden Liquor Agency will occupy a 750 sq. ft. space and be centrally located in the commerce area of Eden near the intersection of Hwy 162 and Hwy 158.

The Ogden Valley Liquor Group, L.L.C. (dba: The Eden Liquor Agency) (Managing Member: Mr. William Lyman) has applied for necessary permits from the county, but has been asked to postpone applying to the UDABC due to a UDABC budget constraint.  Although the UDABC agrees that Ogden Valley needs a Type-3 Package Agency and has the sales demand for it, they do not have the money left in the 2008 budget or in the first, three-quarters of 2009.  So, we’re asking for your help and support!  With ample community support and demand, the UDABC and Representative Gage Froerer can seek, and possibly receive sufficient budgetary funds from the state general fund to accept an application and approve a Type-3 Package Agency in Ogden Valley sooner than the 4th-quarter, 2009.

Please understand the following facts regarding this effort:

• Wolf Creek Resort has endorsed the Ogden Valley Liquor Group, L.L.C. (dba: The Eden Liquor Agency and Managing Member: Mr. William Lyman) in its endeavor to obtain county permits and a UDABC contract.  Wolf Creek Resort did $245,000 in liquor sales to valley residents and tourists from April 2008 to April 2009.  Wolf Creek Resort intends to resign their state-contract and discontinue the sale of packaged alcohol once The Eden Liquor Agency is approved and open.

• Due to the recession and reduced revenue brought-on by the change of seasons, Wolf Creek Resort has been forced to severely cut-back their alcohol purchases from the UDABC for resale here in the valley.

• District 8 Representative, Mr. Gage Froerer and the UDABC both endorse the effort to bring a Type-3 Agency to Ogden Valley.

• A Type-3 Package Agency makes no profit on liquor sales, but is compensated with a set monthly check from the UDABC based on an annual evaluation of monthly unit (bottle) sales. 

• Bringing a Type-3 Package Agency/The Eden Liquor Agency to Ogden Valley would help lessen the traffic pressure on Ogden Canyon by making desired alcohol purchases available to valley residents, tourists, guests and liquor resale outlets (Restaurants, Private Clubs, Ski Resorts, etc.) without leaving the valley and adding to traffic congestion in Ogden Canyon.

• Revenue generated to the UDABC by The Eden Liquor Agency opening in June’09, or as soon as possible, would more than pay for its increased budget burden by or before 4th-quarter 2009.

• Plans are to centrally locate The Eden Liquor Agency near the intersection of Hwy 162 & Hwy 158, in the commercial center housing Eats of Eden, Valley Hair Co. and Metro National Title…next door to the Eden Post Office.

• The Eden Liquor Agency plans to be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10AM to 10PM.  Minors will not be allowed to enter The Eden Liquor Agency unless escorted by an adult.  All UDABC identification and purchase policies will be strictly enforced.

• The Ogden Valley Liquor Group, L.L.C. intends to operate The Eden Liquor Agency with strict respect to the community and in a completely responsible and lawful fashion.  We realize that this endeavor will not be welcomed by the entire community and we are sensitive and respectful of the community’s religious and personal beliefs.  With all due respect, there is sufficient demand in the Ogden Valley for a Type-3 Package Agency.  We hope that by moving the valley package agency operation from Wolf Creek Resort’s residential-area location (3900 N. Wolf Creek Drive) to the commerce-area of Eden, near the intersection of Hwy 162 & Hwy 158, community impact will be lessened and additional tourism traffic will be drawn to Eden’s businesses and commerce area.

We hope that supporting this endeavor and opening The Eden Liquor Agency will offer additional convenience to those members of the community that would otherwise seek to make these purchases at the risk of traveling greater distances to do so.

Please contact Mr. William Lyman, Managing Member, The Ogden Valley Liquor Group, L.L.C., dba: The Eden Liquor Agency with any questions regarding this endeavor at:

Home/Office: (801) 648-7372 or Email:

The UDABC and State Representative Gage Froerer have asked The Ogden Valley Liquor Group, L.L.C. (dba, The Eden Liquor Agency) to seek public support and to have supporters contact them by phone or email:

State Representative, District-8, Mr. Gage Froerer

Office: (801) 621-0505 Email:


Mr. John Freeman, Deputy Director,

Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

Office: (801) 977-6800 Email:




Zipper said...

I support this idea since it is replacing the Wolf Creek package operation. It will allow local merchants to purchase the liquor in Ogden Valley and keep the money up here.

Paparoadie said...

As long time residents of Ogden Valley, my wife and I heartily support Bill Lyman's efforts for a Type-3 liquor store.

Anonymous said...

We support this idea! The convenience of a larger store with a better selection would be great! And the hours of operation sure would make it alot easier to get-to while open! Good Luck! We sent our emails this morning!

Anonymous said...

yes we need a class 3 store here
there are alot of people whom visit
that are offended that they are unable to purchase these products.
utah wants tourists so we should be