Saltimbocca's blames closing on smoki...

Saltimbocca's blames closing on smoking ban

There are 48 comments on the Fort Worth Star-Telegram story from Apr 20, 2007, titled Saltimbocca's blames closing on smoking ban. In it, Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that:

The city's smoking ban seems to be hitting independent restaurants hardest. Brett Russell, co-owner of Saltimbocca's Italian restaurant in southwest Arlington, said that after the ban went into effect Jan.

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TDonelson

Frisco, TX

#41 Apr 18, 2009
texcitizen wrote:
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What a dope.
You cannot imagine how PAINFUL it must have been ... are you freaking kidding??! Because he had to close a restaurant??!
What about the INNOCENT people, including children, who are exposed to second-hand smoke by idiotic smokers and those who support their "right" to smoke?
I will never, ever understand such damned ignorance.
Wow, hostile much? Nice human compassion you have there, I'm sure that your family is very proud.

Ignorant, no. But everyone is entitled to their own opinion, it's just a shame that you have nothing better to do than to be an ugly, mean, spiteful, bitter person and reply viciously to genuine postings of concern for a family that invested their entire life savings into an establishment and lost everything. But alas, I'm sure that it made you feel so much better about yourself.

Have a great day!
qwerty

United States

#42 Apr 22, 2009
TDonelson wrote:
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Wow, hostile much? Nice human compassion you have there, I'm sure that your family is very proud.
Ignorant, no. But everyone is entitled to their own opinion, it's just a shame that you have nothing better to do than to be an ugly, mean, spiteful, bitter person and reply viciously to genuine postings of concern for a family that invested their entire life savings into an establishment and lost everything. But alas, I'm sure that it made you feel so much better about yourself.
Have a great day!
Like you have compassion for people who are affected by damn stupid smokers? You and the other poster need to stop whining about the owner losing money - what are you, part of the family?! You invest in a business, you take a chance on profits OR loss of the investment - it's called business. If you place a lousy restaurant investment over the health and safety of innocent people who CHOOSE NOT to smoke, you've got a really warped sense of priorities. LOSERS.
yellowrose

United States

#43 May 5, 2009
I agree. It's hard to believe that in these times, what with all the data accumulated about smoking and second-hand smoke, anyone would smoke at all. I've got no tolerance for those who defend them, either.

TDonelson: You should think about what you're saying, calling somebody mean and spiteful and all the other names you called them just because he/she is against smoking. qwerty is right about business investments as it's a gamble and smart people know that. But to inflict smoking on innocent people is something that can be controlled and nobody should condone such a violation of innocent people's rights. Sounds to me like you're a pretty bitter person about this restaurant thing. Priorities, priorities.
DRR

Dallas, TX

#44 Aug 3, 2009
How blessed we are to such intellegent people respond to this issue. I have never seen posted on any business door that you must enter. If you are intollerant of the right to smoke or just want to make a stand not to patronize any business which allows smoking that is your right and priviledge. The issue here is whether or not a government should outlaw behavior in a specific place which is otherwise legal. The restaurant met all criteria when it opened including a filtration system which totally prevented smoke from leaving the bar area. This system was inspected by the City Inspectors. The business did its best to provide a superior product. Again the issue is whether or not the City be allowed to regulate this legal behavior in this way. You can go on and on about why you dont like smoking or for that matter, smokers, but that does not address the issue. The most pointed remarks in these postings are from the anti smokers. I would guess that most of the negative comments are from people who never visited the restaurant. But I assure you that the investment in this restaurant real "earned" capital. We took great pride in the product we presented. We were civic in our support of many groups. We treasured our employees. To those who trivialize the effect of this endeavor please rethink and address the issue with some sort of class and educated comment.
Retrospective

Mansfield, TX

#45 Aug 17, 2009
Steve wrote:
For the record - I'm a non-smoker. Here's the problem - Government wants to ban smoking everywhere,(in some places - have tried to ban it in your home and car), but they do not make selling cigarettes illegal. Interesting. Could it be that the tobacco lobbyists spend a lot of money in Washington? Also, for those who are small minded - some people smoke because of the stress in their life.(job, marriage, etc.) Take their cigs away, and they will die of high blood pressure, get drunk and drive, or beat assorted members of their family. If smoking calms them down, leave them alone - we're all going to die of something someday.
Smoking/Tobacco will NEVER be banned 100%. It's consequences generate too much $$$ for the medical industry. Think I'm wrong? What was the last thing they ever CURED?
qwerty

Fort Worth, TX

#46 Aug 20, 2009
Retrospective wrote:
Smoking/Tobacco will NEVER be banned 100%. It's consequences generate too much $$$ for the medical industry. Think I'm wrong? What was the last thing they ever CURED?
That is absolutely right. It is in the best interest of physicians and pharmas for people to be sick. They manufacture drugs they KNOW cause terrible side effects, docs get kickbacks for prescription quotas, and they ALL know the dangers placed upon the general public ... and all they care about is MONEY.
Grant

Dallas, TX

#47 Apr 9, 2011
The tobacco drug WILL be banned soon. The same people that say it won't were claiming that New York City would never ban smoking! How WRONG they were!
Tommie

Kennedale, TX

#48 May 1, 2012
What a crock! Smoke-free air is ALWAYS good for business and people! If your business truly lost revenue because of smoke-free air, then what were you really offerring besides a place to freebase the tobacco drug!
Smoke-free is the way to be! Ban all smoking everywhere, indoors and out!

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