Thursday, February 02, 2006

Smoke Free Sitwells

With recent talk of a city wide smoking ban, we get a local business banning smoking on their own and it appears that business is not hurting at all. Sitwells does sell alcohol, but I don't consider it a bar. Could bars survive this type of self ban?

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  1. Many bars in Austin are suffering very significant drops in revenue as a result of the smoking ban. Two that I know of had drops of 60% the first month.

    The neighborhood bars do the worst.

    The trendy yuppie bars fare much better.

    The Anti-smokers said that businesses would not suffer when they were pushing the ban in Austin.

    Drink prices and covers will go up after a smoking ban. Count on it. The bars have to make up their revenue somehow.

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