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July 16, 2018

Grandfather is alive and well

This restaurant, Lemon Grass, has a nice accessible entrance on the left:

Last year it became Man Bean, and the accessible entrance was renovated out  of existence.  Man Bean, which gets nice reviews,  now has a portable ramp.

Going from a nicely accessible entrance to make-do is exactly the reverse of what should be happening.

Just as a guess, the renovations didn't have to meet accessibility standards because of some combination of exceptions: change-of-use, square footage and building age.  But going backwards is a new phenomenon and seems just plain wrong.

"We're all out of lobster, so we brought you a peanut butter sandwich"

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