Vernal City Approves Dining Clubs

Vernal City Council approved an ordinance amendment Wednesday night that expands options for restaurants that sell alcohol. Vernal Brewing Company approached the City with a request to consider including a provision in the alcoholic beverage and licensing code to allow for what is defined by the state as “dining clubs”. Dining Clubs are given another level of permitting that allows the premise a higher percentage of alcohol sales than allowed otherwise. According to the City’s information packet on the proposed amendment, restaurants in Vernal City are required to show that 70% of their monetary receipts are in food items but if qualified as a Dining Club, only 60% of monetary receipts would have to be in food items. Vernal City Council approved the amendment to allow Dining Clubs in Vernal City.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.