The sale of beer on Sundays is now allowed at convenience stores in Nibley and Hyrum on the south of Logan and also at all Idaho cities to the north. Owners of convenience stores in Logan say this has created an unfair playing field for them and confusion for people who wonder why they have to cross the city’s boundary in order to buy beer.Last night a letter from a group of convenience store owners was presented to the Logan Municipal Council asking for an ordinance change. One councilmember, Jay Monson, says he’s not sure if it’s a good idea.”I’ve worked with a lot of people who are severe alcoholics,” Monson said at last night’s council meeting. “Any kind of alcohol availability really causes me problems. I know they can get it other places so I don’t know how I’ll go about it right now. I have to to state on the outset that things with alcohol really bother me because I think it’s one of the biggest problems we have in our society.”Monson says it’s not a religious issue but an alcohol issue. The letter from the business owners said not only would it help them cope with the ever-decreasing margins they receive on fuel sales, but it would also provide more tax revenues for the city.The council will decide on June 16th whether or not to allow the Sunday beer sales within Logan city limits.
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