SALT LAKE CITY — The city council in South Salt Lake is poised to repeal or loosen a series of liquor restrictions members say are keeping new breweries and other trendy development out of a promising warehouse district.

South Salt Lake Councilman Johnny McConnell is among those who want to encourage brewers and other alcohol manufacturers to redevelop old buildings along West Temple near the transit lines.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports the council is scheduled Wednesday to review a half-dozen alcohol ordinances critics say are outdated.

They include a cap on the number of clubs allowed within the city limits. Since adopted a decade ago, the number of bars in the city has dropped from 22 to eight.

McConnell also wants to ditch rules he says serve as a roadblock to retrofitting warehouses and old buildings to serve as breweries or distilleries.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com