Headline: Charm City Ban's Smoking
Subheadline: Bret Looks for New Residence in Durham
Yep you read it right - they finally did it. One of the first cities below the Mason Dixon line to ban smoking (other than DC and they don't really count). We all knew it was going to come but I had '12 in my office pool. Go Smoke Yourself *article
So you'll be smoking 'em outside come '08. There is however some possible good news. Since most bars are predicting between a 20-40% hit in revenue the city (and only the city) will be hearing testimony to allow some bars the ability to ween out their smokers over 2 or 3 years. Looks like I'll be having a new speak easy to frequent.