Bar Owners Upset

By: Laura Cole
By: Laura Cole

Roy Houser who owns Bleachers Bat and Grill can't believe that his customers won't be able to smoke there anymore, "They back doored us and that's what we got."

Houser is upset that the city council banned smoking in all public places. Just last week council members were discussing a ban that would have exempted most bars.

Houser says, "No one knew this was going to happen. I had to find out from one of my customers. I didn't even believe it."

Now he thinks he will lose about 40-percent of his business. He says he will also have to lay off workers.

The ban goes into effect 15 days after the Mayor signs it. The Health Department is expected to allow for a grace period until Nov. 1.


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