Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The Viking bar in Minneapolis closes due to the smoking ban.....

......But here's the real shocker, the uber liberal Minneapolis Star Tribune writes a page 2 story which attributes its demise to the smoking ban.......the Star Tribune until now seemed as though they were in the pocket of pharmaceutical nicotine interests, they never seemed interested in reporting the financial harm caused by the smoking ban to local businesses.......indeed if I recall correctly the editorial board was one of the first to come out in favor of a smoking ban nearly two years ago.

But here are the other 78 bar and restaurant closings, to date since the implementation of smoking bans on 3/31/05, that the Star Tribune did not report.

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