Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

The Justice Department announced today that it filed a complaint and consent decree resolving claims that 30hop restaurant and bar in Coralville, Iowa violated the new construction requirements of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Under the consent decree, the owners of 30hop will, among other things, install an elevator between the ground floor and rooftop patio levels of the restaurant, install a platform lift between the ground floor and basement levels, provide accessible dining surfaces in each built-in area of the restaurant and bar, provide closed risers on the staircase to the rooftop patio, increase the maneuvering clearance at the entrance door, bring the toilet rooms into compliance with the ADA requirements for newly constructed facilities, pay a $17,500 civil penalty; and pay $3500 to compensate an individual with a disability who is not able to access the rooftop patio.  The agreement has a term of two years. 

To read the consent decree and complaint or to find out more about the ADA, call the Justice Department’s toll-free ADA Information Line

at 800-514-0301 or 800-514-0383 (TDD), or access its www.ADA.gov website. 

 Article Credit: U.S. Department of Justice

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