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Hookah Bliss says stop the Hookapocrisy. Refuses to close

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2010 by Abraham Appel

Hookah Bliss owner Adam Bliss knows that the North Carolina government said that there is a tobacco ban now.

Hookah bliss myspace photo

Bliss knows that he was supposed to close. But The Hookah bar on Franklin Street refuses.  Bliss sees hypocrisies and double standards to large to ignore. In fact, Bliss would appreciate a few citations and a court date if North Carolina would be so kind.

See the Tobacco ban In North Carolina isn’t really a Tobacco ban entirely.  The Herald Sun reported the details like this.

There are exemptions. But Hookah bars are not included in the exemptions.

Cigar bars are exempted.

A cigar bar that makes 60 percent of its quarterly business from alcohol sales and at-least 25 percent of its quarterly sales from cigars is exempt.

Tobacco shops in North Carolina are also exempt because Tobacco shops makes at-least 75 percent of its quarterly revenue from the sale of Tobacco and Tobacco products while not serving food or alcohol.

And outside Patio smoking seems to acceptable.

Hookah Bliss says that to stay open it may have to change the whole vibe of his bar and stop selling drinks. Bliss tells the Herald Sun that it “makes you wonder whether this law was really about tobacco or alcohol.”

Bliss seems to be arguing that the logic of a bill that is going to take him out of business is to flimsy to destroy his life work, his investments.

Bliss’s logic seems to say that if you’re going to destroy all these businesses and claim it’s a health issue, then shouldn’t the richer cigar smokers have to join in for the peoples health. And if people are gonna lose their income, it should make more sense then this why their being forced to do it.

“(The state government says) this is an employee health issue. But they automatically exempted four different types of places, and notice all those places are where the rich older males go, where the legislators are more likely to go, and they’re saying that the employees that work in the places where they like to smoke do not deserve the protection that the average employee who works in an average bar deserves.”

This is not so much about a lawsuit as about fighting a ticket on the grounds that the law is unfair,” Bliss said to the news. “We are not going to stop serving and we are not closed.”

Hookah Bliss has not yet been ticketed. Tickets are possible if the Department of health receives a complaint. The Hookah bar gets 2 warnings and then will be ticketed 200 dollars.

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Palo Alto; murder;Da Hookah Spot drama

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2010 by Abraham Appel

The article came out  five days before the arrest of Palo Alto’s, Da Hookah Spot owner, Paul Zumot. Da Hookah Spot was becoming a place to be.

da hookah spot photo from sf gate.com

Today the press follows  “Da Hookah Spot saga.” Murder charges on the past owner Bulos “Paul” Zumot, and the candlelight vigil greeting the new owner of Da Hookah Spot against the past owner of Da Hookah Spot.

Meanwhile; Department of Justice tests have begun to challenge the police’s first assertions that Mr. Zumot  (The hookah spots previous owner) doused his girlfriend, Jennifer Schipsi with gasoline before setting their apartment on fire. Causing  both sides to start digging in their heels. Those who feel their friend and Hookah bar owner could never do this murder might now be as convinced that he’s innocent, as the victim’s family is sure he’s guilty.

People at first thought she had died in the fire with no foul play.

But police, citing the history of restraining orders against Mr Zumot, and the police claiming that it appeared that Ms. Schipsi had been strangled, arrested Mr. Zumot 4 days after the apartment fire.

That was the beginning of what appears to be a story twisting  stranger, deeper and more painful for everyone involved.

picture of vigil published in the mercury news.

It is hard to imagine how Da Hookah Spot is going to survive the reporters walking in and candlelight vigils outside.

And this just in: The case is being moved form the Palo Alto court-house because of shouting matches and security concerns between supporters of Mr Zumot and supporters of the deceased.

Canton OH hookah bar closed.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2010 by Abraham Appel

Over  the weekend police in Cleveland closed down  Helios Shisha Lounge.

According to police quoted in Cleveland news sites, the Hookah bar owners were allowing kids into the Hookah bar.

“About six months ago, we started getting complaints from parents that their kids were coming to Canton to this hookah lounge to smoke this tobacco,” Police Lt. James Cole told Malcolm Hall of Canton Rep.com. “We did surveillance on it a couple times.” And on saturday police raided the Smoking lounge.


According to Canton Rep.com the police found  150 people in a Hookah bar that is allowed a maximum capacity of 47 and sales to children under 18. It is not clear if the sales are assumed because the kids under 18 were in the bar.

“What we found were between 150 to 160 people, (inside the smoking lounge)Police Lt. James Cole said told reporter Malcolm Hall.

“Probably 40 percent of the patrons in there were juveniles, ” Cole is quoted  as saying. “We closed it down. The youngest, I believe, was 15. I didn’t cite the kids. I took all their names and they will be used as witnesses,” Cole told the Canton Rep.com.

According to the Myspace page the owners may have thought they were complying with Law,  because they warn that you must be 18 and over to purchase Tobacco products. But the law seems to be like a liquor bar where you must be 21 and over to enter. It remains to be seen if this becomes a defense that Helios Shisha Lounge takes up.


florida hookah bar gets Hookah and liquor license

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2009 by Abraham Appel

The FLorida state government, that morning, decided to deny the Hookah palace A liquor and hookah bar license. But later that night, according to news reports coming out of Florida, the city reversed itself on the Kentucky Ave hookah bar. Now The hookah palace will be opening up in one Month.

  The plan seems to create party atmosphere,. Belly dancers, Hookah, and alcohol will all be represented.

   Ed Hardy Hookah would like to extend our sincerest congratulations and best wishes for your success Hookah palace at at 122 S. Kentucky Ave.

     If anyone  is reading this over by Kentucky Blvd, go visit Hookah Palaces owner, Soloman Wassef and tell him Ed Hardy has the best hookah Tobacco and the sexiest hookahs ready for him. If we can be of any assistance Mr. Wassef please don’t be a stranger.

again good luck,

Ed Hardy Hookah.

Hookah lounge talk (cause really who talks around a water cooler anymore?)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2009 by Abraham Appel

When at a Hookah lounge there is nothing worst then running out of things to say. Its embarrassing.

Please, avoid the awkward Shisha silence. Keep checking into Ed hardy Hookah for updates throughout the day for the conversation sparks that will make the Hookah sparks better.

Below is the story of an older male substitute teacher who last week took off his shirt for his class. As told by youtube contributer fluffy.