No hookah lounge at the beach
The proposal to bring a cigar and hookah lounge to Hampton Beach has been voted down by the Zoning Board of Adjustment. The board voted 4-0, with one abstention, to deny granting a variance request during a rehearing for the proposed business on Ocean Boulevard. The board had voted in April to grant a variance, but a rehearing was held after appeals were filed by the Hampton Beach Village Precinct and the owners of the Ships Inn, which is near the proposed hookah lounge. The appeals argued that the lounge would be contrary to the “family image” of Hampton Beach.