April 20, 2014

Merchant troubled by smoking ban

Andrew Graham, Gardner, enjoys a cigarette Wednesday afternoon at Wally’s Bar and Grill. It was the last day smoking was allowed in most commercial businesses due to a statewide smoking ban that went into effect July 1. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Employees at Wally’s Bar and Grill had an extra side job before the restaurant opened on Thursday morning. They pulled ashtrays from the tables and hung “No Smoking” signs on the door.

It wasn’t something Wally Borth, …