The Halo Bar Goes Non-Smoking -- Effective Immediately

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This just in: The Halo Bar has gone non-smoking, effective immediately. The following note was just posted a note on the Pageant's Facebook wall:

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There was no reason given for the sudden ban -- however, later in the comment thread (which has quickly turned cranky), the venue notes, "For all that do not agree with the decision, it is out of our hands."

We're trying to get more information about this; stay tuned for updates.

[Update, 4:28 p.m. Eagle-eye commenter Matt Picker points out that the Halo Bar's Facebook page has the reason for the ban: The Halo Bar's smoking ban exemption request was shot down. This is still interesting, as on the surface the bar seemed like it fit the requirements laid out by the city. Stay tuned.]

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Bill Hannegan
Bill Hannegan

Both Joe Edwards and the MAC were zero help to us in our fight against the St. Louis City Smoke Free Air Act of 2009. Only the casinos and small bars protested and so they got exempted. Now all that can be done is to challenge this dumb law in court.

Bill Hannegan
Bill Hannegan

If they are under 2000 square feet and don't allow people in under 21, they are exempt no matter what the Health Department says.

Bill Hannegan
Bill Hannegan

Get out the tape measure! Aren't they under 2000 square feet?

Matt Picker
Matt Picker

According to the Halo Bar facebook page, their request for exemption from the smoking ban was denied.

Anon.
Anon.

Cool story, bro

Mike Cracchiolo
Mike Cracchiolo

What's probably happening here is that they don't have a separate liquor license from the Pageant. If I'm not mistaken, there is only one address for the buidling that includes both the Halo and The Pageant. Joe Edwards would have to push to get the building re-zoned before they could qualify for an exemption.

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