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Many of my friends are up in arms about the smoking ban which took effect statewide on May 1.  They do not object so much about the elimination of smoking from bars and restaurants but are bothered by the perceived governmental intrusion.  I’m a believer in less being m0re when it comes to government, but I have to say that the smoking ban is long overdue.

More to the point, the smoking ban is a godsend for many of us non-smokers.  In the last week I’ve been to three (3) bars in the City of Plymouth that I avoided in the past because of the heavy smoke: Hermann’s Olde Town Grille, Doyle’s Tavern and Ironwood Grill.  I, for the first time, was able to enjoy a drink or two in these places without stinging eyes and burning lungs.

I have no data to back this up, but it appears that the smoking ban has had little or no negative impact on these businesses.  All three places were bustling when I was there.   Hermann’s, in particular, was packed Saturday night.  A few smokers drifted in and out on occasion to smoke out on the sidewalk, but I heard no grumbling or complaints.

For my wife and me, the ban has brought us back to the pubs.  I expect we’ll continue to hang out more in town now that we can do so in relative fresh air.

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At least I’m declaring it that. A beautiful day combined with lots of eager celebrants = busy bars and restaurants, no doubt busier than a normal weekday St. Patrick’s Day.

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A new bar and grill has opened downtown. The Rock Bar & Grill is located at 844 Penniman Avenue, next to the Post Office, in downtown Plymouth.

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Besides a few of the bars in town being jam-packed tonite, I’m not sure what is happening around the city this fine day.

If you are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, I hope you have a wonderful time.  Enjoy this great traditional Irish song sung by  Sinead O’Connor.

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