User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


11° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Business

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

SD Hookah Lounge No Longer Selling Alcohol

April 30, 2012, 3:41 PM
Updated: April 30, 2012, 4:52 PM

SD Hookah Lounge No Longer Selling Alcohol
RAPID CITY, SD -

A hookah lounge in western South Dakota has temporarily quit serving alcohol while it readies for a court battle with authorities over the state's smoking ban.

Lawyer Stephen Wesolick is representing Ifrit's Hookah Lounge in a temporary injunction asking that police be forbidden from ticketing the lounge for selling both alcohol and tobacco products. Wesolick says he filed the injunction Monday as a "temporary measure until we get in front of the judge."

The hookah lounge has been embroiled in a controversy with Rapid City police and Pennington County officials who say that the business is violating the state's smoking ban. The ban exempts retail tobacco stores if they don't allow alcohol consumption.

Rapid City police checked Ifrit's Monday and found it has halted alcohol sales, at least for now.

Previous Story

Next Story


RELATED STORIES


Sponsored
 

View business

You may also like

Wells Fargo Lays Off Handful Of Workers In Sioux Falls

2/3/2016 2:27 PM

Spokesperson Staci Schiller said nine employees were given a 60-day notice in its home lending department.

Full Story
IRS Phone Scam Costing KELOLAND Thousands

2/4/2016 3:05 PM

Those aggressive IRS scam calls plaguing KELOLAND have cost South Dakotans tens of thousands of dollars so far.

Full Story
Bridgestone-Firestone Recalls Over 36,000 Truck Tires

2/6/2016 1:20 PM

Bridgestone-Firestone North America is recalling more than 36,000 heavy truck tires in the U.S. and Canada because the tread can separate from the bod...

Full Story
South Dakotans: Fast Talking And Patient On The Phone

2/4/2016 7:51 AM

South Dakotans are ranked as the eighth fastest talkers in the U.S., behind Iowa at number 5 and Minnesota at number 2.

Full Story
Legislature Delays Action On Amending Health Insurance Law

2/3/2016 10:40 AM

In 2014, Initiated Measure 17, coined "patient choice" by its supporters, got 62 percent of the vote.  

Full Story


Events