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.
Most Popular Today
Sioux Falls Nail Salon Shut Down By SD Cosmetology Commission
- 2.General, Shops
Nail Salon's License Revoked
SD Unclaimed Property Fund Up To $65 Million
- 4.Retail & Restaurants
Sushi Restaurants Split Up Ownership
- 5.Retail & Restaurants
B & G Milky Way Ice Cream For Sale At Scheels IcePlex
Claims For Unclaimed Property Skyrocket
- 7.Retail & Restaurants
Black Friday Sales Start This Weekend
Target Brings Back iPad Trade-In Program
Man Selected To Lead Corn Palace Changes Mind
- 10.Meetings & Events
Top Costumes Of 2014