No butts: council rejects Perth cigar lounge

The Inglewood site owners wanted to turn into a cafe and cigar lounge. Photo: City of Stirling
The Inglewood site owners wanted to turn into a cafe and cigar lounge. Photo: City of Stirling

CITY of Stirling has butt out plans for a cigar lounge.

The owner of the property at the corner of Beaufort and Nelson streets in Inglewood sought permission for a café, shop and cigar lounge at the former used car yard.

They proposed to operate the café from 8am to 4pm daily and the cigar lounge from 4pm to midnight Tuesdays to Fridays.

Fourteen of 17 submissions to the City opposed the development, with most people concerned about health issues related to cigar smoke.

City officers agreed, recommending refusal in a report and noting the outdoor smoking area would have a “detrimental impact” on adjoining residential properties.

Council refused the application at the July 2 meeting.

City of Vincent rejected a proposal in September for a members-only cigar bar in Highgate.

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