Poll: Should Rockin' Gators, Affton Businesses Be Exempt from Smoking Ban?
Six businesses in the Affton area would no longer be able to offer smoking if the St. Louis County Council passes a plan to remove exemptions from the smoking ban. Tell us what you think and vote in our poll.
Several Affton businesses would lose the ability to allow smoking indoors in the St. Louis County Council passes a proposed update to its two-year-old indoor smoking ban.
Six businesses in the 63123 ZIP code have exemptions under the smoking ban, meaning they can still offer indoor smoking. Those businesses include:
- Crossroads, 11440 Concord Village Ave.
- Larry J's, 4000 Weber Road
- Caddy Shack Saloon, 4676 Oldenburg Avenue
- Rockin Gators Bar & Grill, 9538 Gravois
- CT Magoc's, 8100 Hildesheim
- River City Pub, 7906 Gravois
County council members debated a measure on Tuesday night that would eliminate the 135 exemptions by local businesses—plus two by the county's gambling venues, River City Casino and Hollywood Casino St. Louis.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that council member Mike O’Mara, D-Florissant, said he put forth the change to "level the playing field" for businesses that don’t have the exemptions.
Should these businesses be allowed to offer smoking? Vote in the poll below.