Lewis, et al. v. Colorado Kilts, Inc., et al., 11-cv-01652-PAB-MEH
This Pub & Eatery opened in 2010. It was a complete renovation of the former space occupied by ESPN Zone, located in the Tabor Center at 1201 16th street. Tilted Kilt owners completely renovated the restaurant. There is a main public entrance on one side of the Tilted Kilt. There are steps at the main front entrance making it completely inaccessible to people using wheelchairs. There is a separate, segregated entrance for people who use wheelchairs at the other side of the restaurant. To get to this entrance a person using a wheelchair must go all the way from the main public entrance all the way around the outdoor seating area to the other side of the restaurant to get in. Once that person gets into the restaurant they have to go all the way to the other side of the restaurant inside to get to the host station. And then all the way back to the other side of the restaurant again to get to the ONE accessible table on the street-level side of the restaurant. Only a small portion of the restaurant is accessible from the street-level accessible entrance; most of the restaurant is up four steps from the street-level.
The Tilted Kilt installed a wheelchair lift. To date, every CCDC member who uses a wheelchair who has tried to use that lift has encountered nothing but problems. The lift gets stuck, the lift buttons work intermittently, the lift has required several employees to try to make it operate all at the same time.
The complaint was filed June 23, 2011.
The parties were able to agree on terms of settlement. The Court accepted a Consent Decree, which can be reviewed below.