WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAU) – The owner of a Wausau restaurant is once again filing an appeal against a number of citations for the city's smoking ban in restaurants.
Zack Jusufi claims that the city could not have issued those citations because officers who came to check his business for compliance did not have warrants to enter his restaurant. Jusufi runs the Red Apple Social club, a business that Jusufi said should have gotten around a Wausau ban on smoking in restaurants because he charges patrons a 1 dollar lifetime membership fee, making it a private club. That would have made it exempt from the ban under rules of the ordinance. Three different courts have disagreed, and denied his claims.
The city of Wausau now has until the end of the month to respond to the motion.