Grand Central Bans Indoor Smoking

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The days of dancing in smoky rooms are over, Miami. Or at least in the case that you're dancing at Grand Central.

The downtown concert venue has announced it will no longer allow cigarette smoking inside its hallowed halls. A recent rash of complaints about the smoke-friendly policy convinced management that it's just the right thing to do.

"We discussed it and came to what we think is a fair decision," Grand Central's Mario Arango writes in an email to Crossfade. "By popular request, smoking is no longer permitted inside the venue."

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But don't lose your cool just yet, smokers. Take a look at the language.

You can still get your fix outside on Grand Central's fenced-in back patio, which isn't all that bad. It has a pool table, and you can suck some fresh air between nicotine doses. Cigarettes will also still be smokable in Grand Central's upstairs party loft, The Garret, where there isn't such easy access to the outside world.

"And yes, vaporizers are OK," Arango adds. "The response has been positive overall."

It might miff some smokers. But if anyone else has been avoiding the party for fear of drowning in a sea of sweat and second-hand smoke ... Well, half your problem is solved.

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81 comments
Asilos Magdalena
Asilos Magdalena

i just read some pregnant chick saying she's glad for this because she can go see shows. eeeeeeh.......... NO BABY IN DE CLUB, PLEASE. TY.

Tom Berry
Tom Berry

People still smoke cigarettes? I just assumed it had become an obscure fetish thing, not really anything anyone would want to be seen doing in public.

Dion De Freitas
Dion De Freitas

Cigarettes needs to be banned period. It does nothing but kill. If it weren't for its tax revenues the government would have labeled it the most deadly, costly and additive drug of all time.

Mindi Butler
Mindi Butler

Yaaaaaaayyyyyyy!! Damn I'd been dying to see so many shows during my pregnancy but couldn't go because of the smoking.

Paul McDowell
Paul McDowell

Fuckin. Pussies I mean its a venue not target

Kenia West
Kenia West

U meqn cigarette right? Cause everyone smokin weed thoo

Martin Alonso
Martin Alonso

Cigarette smoking is banned, I'm still going to spark up cannabis inside y'all

Jay Udell
Jay Udell

Prepare to lose all the potheads lmao

Matthew D'Agostino
Matthew D'Agostino

Daniel Gallego Jennifer Kane what they aren't moving those hideous columns yet?!

Tiffany Garcia
Tiffany Garcia

YESS!!! Now if we could just get that to happen in every other bar, music venue & lounge in Miami!

Janet Garcia
Janet Garcia

Thank you for cutting the vaping community some slack.

Christof Dowgos
Christof Dowgos

miami is just behind the times, most major cities have banned it from all bars/clubs, dc, boston, new york, etc. I mean that sucks for previously booked things, but in general it is the future of things to come.

Greg Einhorn
Greg Einhorn

I didn't go to Vietnam to let you pussys steal my freedom

Trauma Cognac
Trauma Cognac

I sold 50 V.I.P TICKETS Brotha. Who all Want to smoke with Bone n 3 6 Mafia thats what im saying. But apparently Too much cigarette smokers are killing everyone from 2nd hand smoke in GC. So now Everyone who bought tickets to the show are going to be Disappointed. Its not just 1K its more than that Brotha, but You don't seem to understand.

Christof Dowgos
Christof Dowgos

Trauma: ok so you putting in an investment into a group's guarantee means all the paying people dont matter? if no one comes in or pays for drinks/tickets, your investment turns into a loss. 25 people not showing up is the 1k you spent gone (assuming its 40$ based on what you are saying)

Gabriel Veg
Gabriel Veg

They should ban outdoor smoking too.

Trauma Cognac
Trauma Cognac

Christof To each their own. You don't know what happens behind the scene bro. I invested 1K on the bone n 3 6 Mafia show coming up what are You payimg $40 to go see the artists perform? Get the fuck outta here bro

Christof Dowgos
Christof Dowgos

Trauma ". If You can't handle the smoke get the fuck out the Venue. We as the artist Make this shit Happen for everyone to come out and see." and the fans pay for your shit to happen, your statement is ignorant as fuck unless all artists are suddenly playing free charity shows.

Asilos Magdalena
Asilos Magdalena

poison the air.... LOLOLOLOLOLOL do you drive a car, sir? shh.

Mike Amici
Mike Amici

Doesn't give anyone the right to poison the air for those trying to dance. I bboy and had to stop going to clubs, shit was killing me, literally. Spark doobies n blunts all you want, its not the same or as toxic.

Asilos Magdalena
Asilos Magdalena

bunch of whiney pussies. god forbid you step foot in a billiards or a casino. not to mention, id rather smell cig smoke than the smell of someone's sweaty ass or the vodka puke on their shirt. lol

Trauma Cognac
Trauma Cognac

Im still going to light up a 12 inch Joint in the V.I.P and they wont do shit. Fuck a cigarette. If You can't handle the smoke get the fuck out the Venue. We as the artist Make this shit Happen for everyone to come out and see.

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