It’s really not hard to sort out lackluster whodunits like the closing earlier this week of Mike’s Tavern at 54th and Troost…
It does however take a little reporting here and there.
The Pitch gave it a shot last week, writing “You
BobThese smoking bans will probably go down in history as one of the greatest marketing scams ever. They want to “hurry up and pass the bans” before people find out who is paying the lobbyists pushing for them.
Here’s the beginning of the ban movement in the USA.
Here are the instructions from Johnson and Johnsons’ (makers of cessation products) RWJ Foundation for their tax exempt political action committees.
BobHere in Chicago, now that the warm weather is here, some bars that comply with the ban are getting hassled by police if a patron standing outside uses the bar house phone to call about a disturbance down the street. The police immediatly want to blame the bar. One police officer was shouting at the lady bartender that “I’ll close this place down” Show me your license” (which is posted on the wall) The poor lady was almost in tears. The bars that ignore the ban are having no problems with the patrons safely inside, not getting involved with what is happening down the street. For the bars that comply with the ban, DON’T USE THE BAR HOUSE PHONE TO CALL POLICE if the patrons see a problem in the area. The bar will be blamed for the problem. Use a cell phone.
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