Developers Hope to Open Troy's First Hookah Bar
It's a trend that's sweeping college towns across the country, and now Troy may soon be home to a hookah bar. A hookah is a water pipe that has been popular for centuries in parts of the Middle East, which burns a type of flavored tobacco.
"It's called shisha, which is a flavored tobacco, and there's many different flavors, such as strawberry, pineapple, peach mango, and it's not even as strong as a cigar, it's very light, very light," said Jones.
"I just want the council to see that this is just another venue that we're trying to bring to some diversity to the downtown area, a more relaxed environment. Our main goal is to make this basically a central location for the college students and businesses professionals here in Troy," said Jones.