A Rancho Cordova man wants to shut down a Rosemont business until the owners provide better wheelchair access.
Spladae Moore filed a civil suit in federal court Thursday against The Rink, a skating facility on Bradshaw Road. In the suit, Moore, who is disabled and uses a wheelchair, claims the business doesn't comply with the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act and should close until restrooms, tables and the snack bar are made wheelchair-accessible.
Moore is also seeking unspecified damages.
The suit names a Chico firm called Bradshaw Bar Group as a defendant along with Sacramento developers Charles and Bruce Fite. A fourth defendant, R. Grant Jordan, was also named.
When reached at his Sacramento office today, Charles Fite said he was not aware of a lawsuit filed against him and said he had no information about the case.
The other defendants named in the case did not return voicemail messages before this story was posted. Jordan, a Sacramento doctor, passed away in 2010.
In the lawsuit, Moore claims he is suing the Rink after visiting the skating facility for a birthday party in February 2012. According to court documents obtained by Rosemont Patch, the skating facility "is not accessible to persons in wheelchairs; the snack bar is not accessible on either side of its entrance; (and) there are no tables accessible for wheelchairs."
The filing does not provide more details about the skating rink's accessibility.
Moore's attorney is Jason Singleton, better known as the lawyer who sued The Squeeze Inn in 2009, a Sacramento restaurant on Fruitridge Road that was forced to move because of the lawsuit.
Singleton was not available for comment Friday.
The Rink reopened . Formerly King's Skate Country, the skating facility opened May 31, 2011
A pre-trial hearing has been set for October 4, 2012 at the U.S. district court in Sacramento.