St. Anthony hookah shop fighting city

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A hookah bar in St. Anthony may be forced to close it's doors after two years at it's location near Northeast Minneapolis, according to the Star Tribune and the Minnesota Sun.

Saeed Kiblawi opened his hookah bar, Flamezz Hookah Lounge on Stinson Blvd after the City Council granted him a license with the condition that he install a ventilation system in the building, according to the Star Tribune.

However, once the city realized Flamezz would have indoor smoking, they re-evaluated their decision and unanimously approved a bill prohibiting the sampling of tobacco, according to the Star Tribune.

"We're not trying to get rid of his business; we're trying to get rid of smoking, "Council Member Hal Gray said, according to the Star Tribune.

Kiblawi's attorney, Eric Brever said Kiblawi will fight the proposed amended ordinance because it would put Flamezz Hookah out of business, according to the Minnesota Sun.

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