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Proposal may snuff out hookah bar

Brendan Bencharit (left) opened the Nile Lounge with Alex Lewis last year. Bencharit wants hookah bars treated like cigar bars. Brendan Bencharit (left) opened the Nile Lounge with Alex Lewis last year. Bencharit wants hookah bars treated like cigar bars. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff)
By Richard Thompson
Globe Correspondent / October 26, 2008

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Mark Burke was weeks away from opening the Sheesha Lounge in Brighton when city officials gave preliminary approval last month to a set of sweeping tobacco control regulations that could force him to shutter the hookah bar within five years. (Full article: 604 words)

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