The Trib’s Kim Lyons has the scoop.
“We’ve been following the smoking ban situation in Allegheny County, and the state’s efforts, and we just decided we couldn’t wait any longer,” said Eat’n Park spokesman Kevin O’Connell. “We want to be nothing less than the world’s best family restaurant, and this is an important step in that direction.”
This will surely alter the composition of Eat n’ Park clientele somewhat — we are thinking of the location on Murray Ave. in Squirrel Hill, filled with rebellious teenagers and college-age night crawlers through the wee hours of the morning.
Then again — mightn’t they continue to show up, and simply wind up smoking less as a result? Mightn’t just a few of those kids, who would otherwise have been exposed to the ultra-cool world of smoking over Cookie Fudge Fantasies, actually dodge the nicotine bullet altogether?