Saturday, February 14, 2009

Ballwin Smoking Ban and Clayton Aldermen

Harry Belli just called me. He was the owner of Harry's West in Ballwin. He told me that he is willing to come to a Clayton Board of Alderman meeting and tell the real effect of the Ballwin smoking ban.

Mr. Belli says the Ballwin smoking ban absolutely put Harry's West and several other establishments out of business in Ballwin. Mr. Bellin says Harry's West immediately lost $2000 per week due only to the ban and overall his business went down 15 percent. Building a heated smoking patio didn't help either. The losses were soon too much and he closed. Mr. Belli wants to tell Clayton aldermen the truth about the Ballwin smoking ban.