Smoking ban ruined Rome Bars

Smoking ban ruined Rome Bars

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Tobacco Road

Watertown, NY

#1 Aug 16, 2014
I remember when the bars in Rome were great places to socialize and meet people. Then the government outlawed smoking and most bars turned into drug infested teeny bars where kids hang out and pretend they're grown up. I remember Karen's, The Sportsmanship Lounge, TJ Romans north and south,... There were others like El Chicos that also had pretty good restaurants were you could get something to eat as well. Now these bars have gone out of business and we have nothing!
thanksgov

Rome, NY

#2 Aug 16, 2014
no what really sucks are us home bodies that now have to deal with all these bar room scum bags smokers drinkers complainers lingering around the house with us or in the hood front of stores etc.
Jethro

Rome, NY

#3 Aug 16, 2014
Tobacco Road wrote:
I remember when the bars in Rome were great places to socialize and meet people. Then the government outlawed smoking and most bars turned into drug infested teeny bars where kids hang out and pretend they're grown up. I remember Karen's, The Sportsmanship Lounge, TJ Romans north and south,... There were others like El Chicos that also had pretty good restaurants were you could get something to eat as well. Now these bars have gone out of business and we have nothing!
Wow ,the only sh#thole you left out,was Tommy's Tavern.
Lol

Rome, NY

#4 Aug 16, 2014
Go to delvecchios and carmichaels...u can smoke anything u want in there...crack..pot..anything goes
Tobacco Road

Watertown, NY

#5 Aug 16, 2014
You are all missing the point? Sure there were losers that went to these bars. That's just the way it is anywhere. The problem is today they are all losers and druggies. When Karen's was open you could spend the night if you were drunk and she'd have breakfast for you in the morning. The Sportsman's Lounge had great bands on the weekend and no cover charge. El Chico's had one of the best restaurants in town in addition to being a great bar. All of these establishments were packed with productive people on weekends and had an additional day during the week where there would be some sort of special that would draw a crowd during the week as well.

Then the idiots in Albany decided to be our nanny and band smoking. This caused the bars to not be able to make a profit and eventually they had to close.
obviously

Rome, NY

#6 Aug 16, 2014
Remember who allowed, followed, and enforced these laws.
back in the day

Watertown, NY

#7 Aug 17, 2014
There were no druggies in the bars.

LOL right
yeah but

Cantonment, FL

#8 Aug 17, 2014
they were a better CLASS of druggies back in the day
~~lmfao~~
YOU should know
Tobacco Road

Watertown, NY

#9 Aug 17, 2014
back in the day wrote:
There were no druggies in the bars.
LOL right
It's not that there were no druggies. It's that now all there are, are druggies. No people with a life beyond the bar scene.
I must confess

Watertown, NY

#10 Aug 18, 2014
yeah but wrote:
they were a better CLASS of druggies back in the day
~~lmfao~~
YOU should know
I DO know :D
camaras

Rome, NY

#11 Aug 18, 2014
Tobacco Road wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not that there were no druggies. It's that now all there are, are druggies. No people with a life beyond the bar scene.
with all these camaras who wants to go out . have their life tape so they r tarnished , blackmailed or whatevered. all those people back in the day were just spies so to speak anyway
spies

Watertown, NY

#12 Aug 18, 2014
camaras wrote:
<quoted text>
with all these camaras who wants to go out . have their life tape so they r tarnished , blackmailed or whatevered. all those people back in the day were just spies so to speak anyway
Spies for what? Just people who liked to party before there was the internets
it was NOT smoking that

Cantonment, FL

#13 Aug 18, 2014
ruined the bars~~~

it was the Romans.
Tobacco Road

Watertown, NY

#14 Aug 18, 2014
For whatever reason when the ban on smoking was implemented the bar patronage was significantly reduced. My guess is these people formed a base of patrons that allowed the bars to be profitable. Non-smokers like me benefited by having these establishments available for weekend social activities.
Government ruined it

Rome, NY

#15 Aug 19, 2014
Who pushed the law? Government ruined it
Government ruined it

Syracuse, NY

#16 Aug 20, 2014
NO YOU MORON! The DRUGGIES ruined it! A BAR can still have a smoking room IF they follow th LAW! Simple as that!Now go smoke you joint you druggie IDIOT!
Government ruined it

Rome, NY

#17 Aug 20, 2014
The druggies who can be nice people and productive members of society which most of the smartest people in history were on somthing most likely if they are not on hard drugs pushed the laws through because somehow they work for the government...got it.... Oh and im not a druggie. You are closed mind moron. Hell you even used my screen name because you couldnt even come up with your own
Government ruined it wrote:
NO YOU MORON! The DRUGGIES ruined it! A BAR can still have a smoking room IF they follow th LAW! Simple as that!Now go smoke you joint you druggie IDIOT!
Caseys

Syracuse, NY

#18 Aug 20, 2014
Go to Caseys on River Rd. Smoke inside an on the front porch all the time. They even have Pigs for Bartenders. Heather an Christine the fat ugly sisters.
I might be an idiot

Watertown, NY

#19 Aug 20, 2014
Government ruined it wrote:
NO YOU MORON! The DRUGGIES ruined it! A BAR can still have a smoking room IF they follow th LAW! Simple as that!Now go smoke you joint you druggie IDIOT!
but I know how to use a space bar.
Tobacco Road

Oneida, NY

#20 Sep 1, 2014
Note the following wrt the Revel Casino in Atlantic City. Investers spent more than two billion dollars and it fail due to the fact it was the only casino with a total smoking band. Below is an analysis, not mine, about why it failed after only two years:

The idea behind Revel was to open a totally different resort, a seaside pleasure palace that just happened to have a casino as one of its features. That included Atlantic City's only total smoking ban, which alienated many gamblers; the lack of a buffet and daily bus trips to and from the casino; and the absence of a players' club. By the time those decisions were reversed, it was already too late. High room and restaurant prices hurt, too.

BRING BACK SMOKING AND LET BUSINESSES DECIDE WHETHER TO ALLOW SMOKING ON THEIR PREMISES!!!

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