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Now Farmington wants a liquor store, and a West Valley City outlet will be moving

Farmington — which more than a year ago refused to let a state-owned liquor store be built within its borders — has changed its mind.

City leaders recently sent a letter to the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control saying now “it was supportive” of a retail site, Executive Director Sal Petilos told a legislative committee Tuesday. The two entities were expected to meet later to discuss the details.

Within a day, Petilos told the Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee, "we should be able to move forward with the project.”

It’s just one of several unexpected plot twists the DABC has encountered as it tries to build new liquor stores to meet the growing demand.