I think this was taken to celebrate a remodeling. At first I thought the opposite, since it doesn’t look particularly spiffed, but they probably blew the bankroll on new tables and chairs and banquettes. Matching floor-model ashtrays, too!
Consider those ashtrays for a moment. There’s at least three. There are none on the tables. Either you were expected to get up and ash, which I doubt, or the floor models were for people who were smoking while moving around and needed some place to ash RIGHT NOW.
Bob might have used them.