Burlington, Vermont Restaurant Red Square Takes Steps to Comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act
Burlington, VT – Following an Americans with Disabilities Act compliance review of Red Square on the Church Street Marketplace in Burlington, Vermont, the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont and Red Square have reached an agreement describing the steps Red Square has completed and will complete to come into compliance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"). Title III of the ADA prohibits a public accommodation from denying an individual or a class of individuals, on the basis of a disability, the opportunity to participate in or benefit from the goods, services, facilities, or accommodations of an entity. Title III requires a public accommodation to remove architectural barriers to access in existing facilities where it is readily achievable to do so.
An onsite survey of Red Square revealed ADA compliance issues related to the restaurant's entrances, bar areas, paths of travel, and toilet rooms. Red Square has remedied some of the ADA compliance issues identified by the onsite survey and will remedy the remaining agreed upon issues by May 15, 2013.
As a participant in an ongoing compliance review of businesses in the Burlington area, Red Square recognized its obligation to address the issues identified in the onsite survey. Alexander Flamini and Peter Ferguson, managers of Red Square, are to be commended for their cooperation with the Office of the United States Attorney.