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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Chile Lindo Closes After Landlord Slapped with ADA Lawsuit

Posted By on Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 7:53 AM

click to enlarge Paula Tejeda is hitting the streets once again.
  • Paula Tejeda is hitting the streets once again.
At our siister news blog, The Snitch, Lauren Smiley finds that Mission empanada shop Chile Lindo has closed, after the building's landlord has been dinged for failure to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, which Smiley reported last week. Smiley:
"The Girl From Empanada," aka Paula Tejeda, has decided to close her restaurant, Chile Lindo, after her landlord was sued by a wheelchair-using man for not having a ramp leading into the takeout eatery. Tejeda says she wants to save her landlord from potential damages of at least $1,000 every time the plaintiff is denied entry to her empanada shop, which has a six-inch step. "This is not fair to my landlord, who's been very good to me," she says of David and Sandra Lucchesi. David Lucchesi didn't immediately return a phone message Tuesday night.
Totally sad. And completely infuriating. Full story at The Snitch.

UPDATE: Chile Lindo reopens. Only now, nobody gets to go inside.

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