West Allis smoking lounge seeks alcohol permit

Published on: 6/1/2010

West Allis - Another smoking lounge is seeking permission to serve alcohol.

Smoker's Pub, which is in the Oak Ridge Square shopping center at 10708 W. Oklahoma Ave., is asking the Common Council tonight for permission to serve beer.

Last month, the Greenfield Common Council overrode Mayor Michael Neitzke's veto and gave permission to Cigarette Mart, 6229 S. 27th St., to operate a bar.

That proposal is different in that the smoking lounge would move into a different space in the shopping center and would operate a bar next door.

A statewide smoking ban, which applies to taverns, workplaces and many other facilities, takes effect July 5. A loophole in the law, however, could allow some bar owners to allow smoking indoors.