Dan's Silverleaf to Officially Become Denton's First Non-Smoking Venue Later This Month

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For a few years now, venerable Denton venue Dan's Silverleaf has adopted a policy of not allowing cigarette smoking inside its venues during shows. Later this month, the venue plans on making its no-smoking policy a permanent fixture of the room.

According to a press release announcing the change, "Dan's will be the first venue in Denton to enact a non-smoking policy within its walls, hoping that this change in environment will provide patrons, staff and musicians with a better atmosphere and experience."

Considering the fact that the venue will still allow smoking on its back patio, just as it did even during its non-smoking shows, the difference probably won't feel all that significant. Still considering the amount of smoke that lingers in other Denton rooms during performances, it's an important change, and one that the venue is referring to as its "own clean air act."

The new no-smoking policy goes into effect on Thursday, October 20.

On Wednesday, October 19, the venue will host its final event allowing cigarette smoking inside, called the "Kiss Your Ash Goodbye Party." The free-to-attend event will feature a DJ set from Wild in the Streets, a performance from The Funsteppers and, one imagines, a fair amount of sheepish requests to "bum a smoke, if you don't mind."


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9 comments
Jicima
Jicima

The Hickory Street Lounge has been nonsmoking since they opened in April 2011. It would be considered a "venue" by the standard definition. Can't always trust those press releases ... being all PR-y and stuff.

Plkregel
Plkregel

about time. the city will also institute a smoking ban by 2012

jerylg
jerylg

Dan Mojica is a smart business owner who made a great decision for his business.  It's a business decision, not a government decision.  Dan's is one of the best live music venue's in north Texas.

ThreeOranges
ThreeOranges

 The death of the dive ...

Still, Dan's does more than enough for the local scene that this little move toward respectability can be forgiven. That, and I'll actually enjoy being able to breathe in there.

jibba jabba
jibba jabba

beginning of the end... hopefully. how'd that beatles gig work out for ya? the beatles all smoked. fact. and coleman is a non-smoking douchebag. simple.

Coleman
Coleman

Welcome to the 21st century, Denton!

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