"It's huge. It's what this bar is built on. We're not a pool hall, we're a neighborhood bar and grill, but our pool tables are our biggest draw," [said Rob Blair, co-owner of the Peppermill Bar and Grill]
Blair cancelled his plans to expand after the smoking ban passed. Now he's worried his business will even survive. Most of his pool clients have already indicated that they will begin playing where smoking is allowed when the new ban takes effect on June 7th.
"We're losing pool teams to Grandview, to Belton, to other bars that don't have a smoking ordinance," Blair said. "Without pool players, we won't make it."
One unseen benefit this news might indicate is that our chances of seeing Tonya Harding again may have significantly declined.