Another Ban Failed: IN Beech Grove says no to ban


Beech Grove Update…

Beech Grove rejects smoking ban, welcomes Indy smokers

Aug 7, 2012

Beech Grove will keep its smoke-filled bars for as long as possible.

The City Council voted 5-2 Monday night against a proposed smoking ban identical to those passed in Indianapolis and Lawrence. The council approved the ban on first reading July 23, said Mayor Dennis Buckley, but four bar owners speaking against the ban convinced the council Monday that a ban would hurt their business.

Buckley supported the ban, and at one time, he said, so did most of Beech Grove’s bar owners. Then smokers started congregating in the city. …
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