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VALLEY SOUND: Hookah lounge opponents are just blowing smoke

It seemed like an interesting announcement - downtown Grand Forks will soon have a hookah lounge, the first of its kind in the state. But more than a month before the business even opens its doors, some people are criticizing the venture or sayin...

Hookahs
Hookahs are shown on display. North Dakota's first hookah lounge will open in downtown Grand Forks in late October.

It seemed like an interesting announcement - downtown Grand Forks will soon have a hookah lounge, the first of its kind in the state. But more than a month before the business even opens its doors, some people are criticizing the venture or saying it just won't survive in a city like this. I understand why some people are against tobacco businesses, but isn't getting a non-alcoholic operation into the downtown area (and something that will add a multicultural aspect to our city) a good thing? For more discussion about this, as well as news and talk about all things music-related, visit the Red River Valley's best music blog, Valley Sound .

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