SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah liquor stores made $11.6 million in sales in the five days leading up to New Year’s Day. Alcohol sales were up in the five days leading to the end of 2017.
The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control reported Tuesday that $3.4 million in sales were made on New Year’s Eve alone. That was 322,199 bottles.
The sales figures include the state’s 44 liquor and wine stores but don’t include lower-alcohol beer sales made at grocery stores.
This year’s alcohol sales increased about 9 percent from last year even though stores this New Year’s Eve closed early at 7 p.m.
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