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Basalt Denies Whole Foods A Beer License


At its meeting Tuesday night, Basalt’s Town Council unanimously rejected Whole Foods’ application for a fermented malt liquor license. This would have allowed the grocery store to sell low-alcohol beer -- beer that contains less than 3.2 percent alcohol -- and alcoholic kombucha.

The public comment period was full of community members, saying that an approval of the license would hurt business from neighboring Four Dogs Fine Wine and Spirits.

Before denying the license, several council members stated they didn’t see any need for yet another alcohol retailer in the area.