UPDATE (January 1, 2019): Take This Survey To Help Owners Decide If The Vortex Should Be Non-Smoking
The Vortex in 2019 could become a non-smoking establishment after 27 years in business.
Owner Michael Benoit is putting the issue up for a vote come January 1.
“We’ve just noticed how few people are smoking at the bar these days, and the people who do smoke don’t seem to have any problem with stepping outside,” Benoit in an email Thursday told What Now Atlanta (WNA).
“In fact, sometimes they seem to prefer it. We will be very curious to review the results of the survey, and we will do our best to interpret them as accurately as possible.”
A survey, made available at the start of the year through January 31, will include both The Vortex in Midtown and Little Five Points.
“The whole point of conducting the survey is to determine what our particular clientele is looking for, so of course, we will stick by the results, whatever they happen to be.”
It is possible that Benoit could make one of the two locations non-smoking and leave the other existing policy in place.
“The survey will include questions about each location, so while any change will most likely be for both locations, there might end up being some variation between the two stores,” Benoit said.
“Again, we’ll just have to wait for the results.”
The Vortex’s current smoking policy allows customers to smoke at the bar, but not anywhere else on the premises.
Stay tuned to WNA for the survey when it goes live next week.
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