|Re: Lewisville Council Passes Smoking Ban; Restaurants, H...|
Poster: WhosPlayin Posted: 2012/7/6 13:01:46
These are the same people who for my whole life have tried to makeover old town to be something special and failed year after year.
Turnarounds of 100 year old + areas don't happen overnight, but they've made significant progress, turning $400,000 investment into $193 million in improvements. But that's off-topic. If you have a beef with Old Town investments, please state your case on one of our open threads.
This wont accomplish anything except lowering business revenues.
It's always possible, but the data don't seem to support this assumption. While some specific businesses may see revenue fluctuate, and may even go out of business if they can't attract customers on something other than smoking, evidence suggests that overall sales increase.
Personally I never go to a restuarant or bar where these policies are enforced. ... I dont think my wife and I will be visiting any bars or restuarants in town again, we can easily drive to the colony, denton etc.
So pick up your toys and go play somewhere else. Even more, you seem to want to undermine local businesses who follow the law. This kind of "me first" and "I'll show them" behavior is what is wrong with Washington and Austin right now. You don't get your way, so you want to do your best to undermine it for everyone else. You're not concerned for local businesses; you're only thinking of yourself and your childish desire to "punish".
But then this is passed, Rudy Durham, Dean Ueckert, you guys are idiots.
By the way, Rudy Durham voted against this ban. But unlike some people, Durham has some loyalty to this town. Instead of throwing a childish fit because he lost, he expressed his desire that Lewisville businesses benefit from the decision. I have no doubts that he'd continue to be an advocate for local business. Dean Ueckert supported the ban, but as Mayor, does not vote, except in the case of a tie.