Title

"City" piece on a legal loophole some Portland restaurants have found that will

Authors

Chris Busby

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

5-20-1999

Pages

8

Abstract

"City" piece on a legal loophole some Portland restaurants have found that will allow their customers to keep smoking. Several owners are dropping their restaurant liquor licenses and they're applying for lounge licenses. Though the latter cost $4,000 per year as opposed to $2,090 per year for the former, the smoking ban doesn't apply to lounges and for many proprietors, the possibility of losing all their smoking customers justifies the expense. In Portland, Chappies, Amigo's, Dock Fore and the Old Port Tavern have already become lounges in anticipation of the state law that will take effect this fall. Gritty McDuff's, Rosie's and Ruski's are in the process of applying for lounge licenses, and others might soon follow.

Subjects

Licenses, Restaurants -- Portland, Smoking

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