Archive » December 14, 2007
By SYVJ Staff
Restaurants open on Christmas
Only a few restaurants will be open on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, in the Santa Ynez Valley. Those listing an open schedule include Big Bopper, Bull Dog Café, Meadows Restaurant, Mustard Seed and Viking Garden. However, many area restaurants will be open Monday, Dec. 24. These include Belgian Café, Big Bopper, Bit O’ Denmark, Blue Nile, Chef’s Touch, Domino’s Pizza, Don José Restaurant, Heidelberg Inn Restaurant, Little Mermaid, Mandarin Touch, Mustard Seed, New Frontiers, Paula’s Pancake House, Red Viking, River Grill at the Alisal, Solvang Bakery and Viking Garden.
Solvang restaurant loses ADA suit
A Santa Maria jury Dec. 11, awarded $5,000 to a Woodland Hills disabled man after he sued the Mandarin Touch Restaurant in Solvang for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other violations. Mandarin Touch owner Phil Leo said he will appeal the decision.
The jury found that Evergreen Dynasty Corporation, the restaurant’s parent company, discriminated against the plaintiff, Jarek Molski, who is paralyzed from the chest down and uses a wheelchair.
The suit said the company failed to remove architectural barriers to allow access to the restaurant, and that upon Molski’s second visit, the corporation had intentionally maintained an inaccessible condition at the site.
Molski has sued hundreds of California businesses for alleged ADA violations.
Buellton mixer to have raffle
The Jan. 15 mixer for the Buellton Chamber of Commerce will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mother Hubbard’s Restaurant on Avenue of Flags. The event is a re-gifting mixer. Those attending are asked to bring a gift for the raffle. More information is available from 688-7829.
Solvang Chamber to install new board
The Solvang Chamber of Commerce will install its new board of directors on Jan. 17 at the Sycamore Room at Alisal Guest Ranch. More information is available at 688-0701.
Two State of the City luncheons planned
Two State of the City luncheons are scheduled for January and February. The Solvang State of the City luncheon will be Jan. 31 at Alisal Sycamore Room; more information is available by calling 688-0701.
The Buellton State of the City luncheon is set for Feb. 13 at the Marriott on McMurray Rd.
More information is available from 688-7829.
Nominations now being accepted
Nominations for the 2007 Small Business Person of the Year, an honor presented by the Buellton Chamber of Commerce, are due Jan. 15.
The award is open to the public and is not limited to chamber members. Forms for the nominations are available at the chamber offices, 376 Avenue of Flags, Buellton.
The award will be presented during the annual State of the City luncheon on Feb. 13 at the Marriott.