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Seville Quarter Going Smoke Free Aug. 1

Seville Quarter Going Smoke Free Aug. 1

Headed to Seville Quarter? Starting in August, you might want to leave your cigarettes at home.

Downtown's largest entertainment complex will go smoke-free indoors as of Aug. 1, according to a news release.

In the release, Wilmer Mitchell, president of Rosie O'Grady's Inc. and patriarch of the Mitchell family, which owns and operates Seville Quarter, said, "We have been considering this change for some time and agree with the decision taken recently by some of our competitors and with the bars, restaurants, hotels, motels, schools and arenas in New Orleans."

Seville's indoor smoking ban extends to vapor/e-cigarettes and will go into effect at 7 a.m. Aug. 1.

The move follows recent smoke-free announcements by Emerald City and The Cabaret, meaning all nightclubs and bars within the downtown entertainment district will be smoke-free indoors as of Aug. 1. However, Top of the Town, a bottle club, still allows smoking.

Many bars and nightclubs outside the downtown entertainment district still allow smoking, including venues such as The Round-Up and the Azalea Cocktail Lounge that are not far outside the district. Florida law does not ban smoking inside bars and nightclubs.

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