[Ed. – This is an ongoing saga. Los Angeles County and Burbank are trying to hammer the restaurant, Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill, because the owners have kept it open throughout the lockdown and are under previous orders with which they have not complied. But ironically, today (15 March) is reopening day at 25% capacity for restaurants statewide. Tinhorn Flats’ Instagram page is here, with the last eight entries updating the action since a judge ruled on Friday that the city can cut power but isn’t allowed to padlock the doors – yet. Customers vow to keep coming. Court hearing on 26 March.]
A Los Angeles County judge on Friday authorized the City of Burbank to cut off electricity to a restaurant that has stayed open in defiance of a court order issued earlier in the week.
The Los Angeles Superior Court issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against Tin Horn Flats on Monday, March 8, requiring that the restaurant close and not open without a County Health Permit and a City Conditional Use Permit, the City of Burbank said in a statement.
The restaurant said its power was turned off on Saturday. On its Instagram page, the restaurant asked the public to help fund a generator and lights and said will be open on Sunday for a BBQ.