‘Clean this joint up!’:
From Brighton Reader:
“This Saturday marked my first foray into a smoke-less Boston club. While I am in favor of the change, I did notice that cigarette smoke did mask a lot of other odors. Stale beer, patrons with too much cologne or not enough anti-perspirant, and sub-sanitary restrooms were among the olfactory offenders. In addition to big bar tabs and tips, smokers generated fumes that provided cover for owners and patrons who skimped on cleanliness.”
Hub Blog's response
: You asked for a change in clientele, you got it. ... What are non-smokers going to complain about next? Lack of cappuccinos? ... Casual survey results from bars: At least in the Beacon Hill area, the bars seem about as crowded as before the ban. Big difference: They’re so dull and quiet. Dead, even. In addition to big bar tabs and tips, smokers tend to be more animated and boisterous. ... You asked for a change in clientele, you got it.