Today’s Tribune has a story about Hookah bars closing in Worth and Palos Hills. Seems the local town folk don’t want anyone smoking anywhere in public in their town.
Here’s the money quote:
Havana Cafe owner Ray Salem said he’ll likely reopen as a sandwich shop, although he estimates he’ll lose 50 percent of his business. He is considering moving the hookah business to Indiana, where there is no statewide anti-smoking law.
That’s right. Another business, a employee creating tax paying business, in route to Indiana.
When are politicians going to wake-up and realize that you cannot treat people like garbage and expect them to stay? I guess the other question is when are more people going to say “I’ve had enough” and just leave?