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

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...

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