SF Weekly is reporting that Paula Tejeda, the owner of Chile Lindo, is closing the restaurant after her landlord — among others — was sued for noncompliance with ADA regulations.

“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 the empanada kitchen, which has a six-inch step.

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Rigoberto Hernandez is a journalism student at San Francisco State University. He has interned at The Oregonian and The Orange County Register, but prefers to report on the Mission District. In his spare time he can be found riding his bike around the city, going to Giants games and admiring the Stable building.

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