ADA Backlash in Connecticut
It seems as if downtown business owner Shawn Magliano just can't catch a break.
A few months after he opened City Perk on upper Main Street last summer, Magliano had to move his coffee shop down the street where he could attract enough business to stay afloat.
In his new location across from the Norwich Courthouse, Magliano does more business, but now is running into red tape from state building codes and federal Americans with Disabilities Act regulations. And unless Magliano can make the City Perk bathroom handicapped accessible or get an exemption from having a public bathroom in the next 60 days, city building officials will have to shut him down.