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Liquor industry hopes to soften smoking ban

Publication Date: 2006-06-12
  • Author:Kyle Hopkins
  • Publication:Anchorage Daily News

LOBBYING: Legislator bends Assembly ears on behalf of city tavern owners.

Even with an Anchorage state legislator helping to lobby the Anchorage Assembly, the liquor industry doesn't plan to stamp out the city's proposed smoking ban.

But they do hope to change it.

Blues Central owner Frank Dahl said the Anchorage Cabaret, Hotel, Restaurant and Retailers Association will push for some kind of compromise on the proposal introduced by Assembly members Dick Traini and Dan Coffey