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Owner of bar battles law on smoking

Publication Date: 1/24/2005
  • Author:Noah Bierman
  • Publication:Miami Herald
 A tavern owner who has fought the state's indoor smoking ban is closing his business, but he will continue to fight. And, so far, he's winning.

Walk into the Old Cutler Oyster Company in Cutler Ridge and there's something unusual going on: smoking. . . .

The maverick owner of this tavern -- called ''O.C.'s'' or ''the Raw Bar'' by those who know it -- has been fighting the voter-approved smoking ban since it went into effect 18 months ago...