Cigar bars will remain banned in Louisville, Ky.

Yesterday, the Lousiville Metro Council voted 11-15 on a cigar bar ordinance. Because the measure failed to pass, cigar bars will remain illegal in Louisville.

If passed, it would have allowed for cigar bars to exist so long as they made at least 51 percent of their revenue from the sale of cigars or cigar-related accessories. Other provisions would have required a certain level of air purification. Current Louisville law bans smoking inside. That is why businesses like MATCH Cigar Bar are located in neighboring Jeffersonville, Ind., a roughly two-mile drive from downtown Lousiville.

Louisville is Kentucky’s largest city with a population of around 600,000 people.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.