Minnesota U.S. Attorney's Office Focusing on Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant Accessibility
See this post from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, which begins:
Minnesota U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones announced Wednesday that his office is sending a detailed questionnaire this week to 12 restaurants on or near Nicollet Mall to determine whether they are wheelchair accessible or otherwise complying with federal law requiring accommodations for people with disabilities.
Jeanne Cooney, a spokesperson for Jones, said the U.S. Attorney’s office periodically looks into different types of venues to see if they are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). She said the office works with the businesses to help them meet the ADA standards, but it also has the option to file a lawsuit. She said restaurants are expected to meet the ADA requirements that were in place at the type of the restaurant’s construction or latest renovation.
She said her office cannot investigate all restaurants in the state, so it picked a small group in the same area. Other restaurants may be added to the inquiry. She said the U.S. Attorney’s office has no advance information about whether restaurants on Nicollet Mall are complying with the law.This is a great way for US Attorney's offices to work on the enforcement of Title III of the ADA.