[Updated] Smoking Ban Passed in St. Louis



Chad Garrison over at the Daily RFT has the news that St. Louis passed a smoking ban today in most bars and restaurants. The exceptions?

The amended bill excludes casinos and bars smaller than 2,000 square feet in size.

Okay, so, help me out here: How big is 2000 square feet? Approximately to what does that compare, in terms of local clubs and venues? Anyone know?

Edit, 4:45 p.m.: Commenter Scott beat me to the punch in posting this. Garrison has another blogpost that explains what went down at the meeting today, and talking about when it might go into effect. This is part of it:

As it stands now, the city ordinance would become law on January 1, 2011, but only if voters in St. Louis County approve a smoking ban at the ballots on November 3.

Anyone have any insights on this?

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