Frankfort Restaurant Agrees to Remove Barriers to Access for People with Disabilities | USAO-EDKY


FRANKFORT, Ky. – The U.S Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky and the owner of Buddy’s Pizza, a Frankfort restaurant, have reached an agreement to improve accessibility to the restaurant, for people with disabilities, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The settlement agreement is between the United States, Buddy’s Pizza, LLC, and Crumbaugh, LLC, the owner of the Frankfort building where the restaurant is located.  Under the agreement, an accessible entrance ramp will be installed at the main entrance and a new, accessible bathroom will be constructed.  In addition, signage at the restaurant will be modified to comply with the ADA’s requirements.

“Making sure that individuals with disabilities have equal access to public places is not only the right thing to do, it is the law,” said Robert M. Duncan, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky. “The Department of Justice is tasked with ensuring that the protections of the ADA are not hollow rights, and we will continue our efforts to confirm that places of public accommodation are accessible to everyone.”

This matter was handled by Assistant United States Attorneys Carrie Pond and Hydee Hawkins, as part of the Department of Justice’s civil rights enforcement efforts.

The year 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the ADA. The Justice Department plays a central role in advancing the nation’s goal of equal opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for people with disabilities. The Justice Department will continue to use its enforcement and technical assistance tools to eliminate unlawful discrimination against individuals with disabilities.

For additional information on the ADA or to file an online complaint, visit the ADA’s website at www.ada.gov.

The year 2020 also marks the 150th anniversary of the Department of Justice.  Learn more about the history of our agency at www.Justice.gov/Celebrating150Years.

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