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Thursday, May 07, 2009


Thursday, May 07, 2009

Here’s the latest information regarding Bill Lyman & Ogden Valley Liquor Group, L.L.C’s efforts to bring The Eden Liquor Agency to Ogden Valley. Due to your overwhelming support and demand for a Type-3 agency, the UDABC (Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control) has found a way through their budget difficulties to continue to provide a liquor agency in Ogden Valley until fourth-quarter this year, when they can afford to budget a Type-3 agency.

Earlier this week, Wolf Creek Resort notified the UDABC that they will not renew their Type-2 Agency contract when it comes-up for renewal June 30, 2009. After continuous communication and exhausting every avenue of possibility, Ogden Valley Liquor Group, L.L.C. has received word from the UDABC that the following steps

will be taken to insure that Ogden Valley continues to have a liquor sales agency present:

To be fair and to show impartiality, the UDABC will place an immediate advertisement for a Type-2 Package Agent for Ogden Valley.

The UDABC will accept applications, resumes & proposals for a limited time.

Upon review of these documents, invitations will be made for agency applicants to interview with the UDABC.

Interview applicants will be graded on several categories of qualification and a recipient of the Type-2 Agency Contract will be chosen.

This process will take place during the month of June ’09 and should allow for a Type-2 Package Agency to be in-place and operating by the time Wolf Creek Resort closes their agency, June 30, 2009.

Bill Lyman, Managing Member, Ogden Valley Liquor Group, L.L.C., dba: The Eden Liquor Agency has already received their Conditional Use Permit from Weber County and plans to apply for the Type-2 Agency Contract.

The Eden Liquor Agency will operate as a Type-2 agency until sometime during 4th quarter this year when funding will be available for its transition to a Type-3 agency. What do these differences in type of agency mean to Ogden Valley residents, guests, tourists and local liquor resale outlets? Nothing! When the Eden Liquor Agency opens for business, it plans to offer the same wide variety of brands and sizes of hard-liquor, high-point-beer and wine as before...regardless of agency type. 


The type difference will only apply to the level of compensation the agency receives from the state. Mr. Lyman and the L.L.C. he manages feel it’s worth operating at a net-loss for several months in order to keep a state liquor agency open locally! Again…thanks go out to the public for supporting this effort!

Bill Lyman, Ogden Valley Liquor Group, L.L.C., dba: The Eden Liquor Agency,


Kevin said...

great news! I'm moving to Eden by the end of the month and I do like a nice glass of wine or beer with my dinner so I'll definitely be a regular at the new liquor store!

Bill Lyman, Mng.Mbr. The Eden Liquor Agency said...

Good to know, Kevin! By the way, The Eden Liquor Agency plans to have the means to record regular- customer's wine selections(should they want to)so that customers can be notified, by email, if their favorite wines go on-sale! The state passes-along monthly sale pricing from vendors to the public on liquor, beer and wine! Also, valley residents and visitors planning a trip to the valley will be able to place special orders via the internet for pick-up at the store! We look forward to your patronage and friendship!

Bruce said...

I am 100% behind you on this. For too long the valley has been neglected in this respect. I am sure there are a lot more residents in the valley that feel the same way.
This will be much more convenient than having to drive down the canyon into Ogden when you might feel like having something to drink with your dinner.

Anonymous said...

How exciting, that is all we need, more drunks on the mountin roads and curves, not my idea of a great plan!