Looking for a small cause to support?
The Squeeze Inn, a fairly famous LITTLE hamburger place on Fruitridge near us, is being sued for not being ADA compliant.
Hopefully, here is a link to the news story: http://www.kcra.com/news/19984925/detail.html?treets=sac&tml=sac_break&ts=T&tmi=sac_break_1_08090107072009
It is tiny. Only 12 stools. The boys and I went there a while back just because here we are living by a famous place and never had been there. While not Wowed, we enjoyed it. But that's not the point.
I do think that there should be reasonable accomodation for people with various limitations, however, let's be real. My thing is, I don't think small businesses in old buildings should be ruined because they cannot afford to become ADA compliant.
I had not really planned on eating there again, because it was good, but.... I don't eat out much and it wasn't THAT exciting. But now, the boys and I are planning to eat there this weekend as a show of support. Also, we are trying to figure out to whom to write.
If you decide to eat there, too, be warned - there is almost always a long line. My guess is that many of its sometimes customers are going to find a newly awaked loyalty and hunger - like us.
I wrote to City Councilman Kevin McCarty and to Congresswoman Doris Matsui:
You may have heard that the famous little burger place The Squeeze Inn is being sued for ADA compliance. The Squeeze Inn is a tiny OLD place. It only seats 12. There is no way they can afford to make the changes to become ADA compliant. This law suit will help no one. It will just close down a business, put more people out of work, and eliminate a Sacamento landmark.
Is there anything you and I can do to help protect small businesses like the Squeeze Inn from being ruined by ADA law suits?
I do think that there should be reasonable accomodation for people with various limitations, however, let's be real. Small businesses in old buildings should be not ruined because they cannot afford to become ADA compliant.