State regulators have issued Starbucks a liquor license that will allow the company to start serving beer and wine at some of its Utah stores, including Park City’s Park Avenue store.
The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control issued the license for five stores in Salt Lake City, Holladay, Farmington, Lehi and Park City.
Starbucks will be able to start its wine and beer service after the five stores are remodeled to accommodate larger kitchen and food preparation areas and a state-mandated liquor dispensing area.
The company's new evening dining program that offers small plates with wine and beer is at 75 stores in 10 states.
Starbucks will be required to have at least 70 percent of its sales come from food, which would include coffee.