How much should the owner of Restauration pay to avoid facing criminal charges for defying coronavirus rules? It’s in a judge’s hands now.
The site is likely to continue serving as a restaurant, and it’s ideally set up to function as one, at least so long as COVID-19 and its delta variant don’t bring further restrictions.
Restauration set off a firestorm of controversy by staying open during the worst stages of the pandemic. Now it’s closed.
The decision means the misdemeanor case that’s been pending against Restauration owner Dana Tanner can move forward.
The restaurant owner’s attorney, has tried to enter a plea of “once in jeopardy,” essentially claiming the owner was improperly being tried for the same crimes twice.
Dana Tanner, owner of Restauration in Bluff Heights, is still facing a host of other fines and criminal charges.
Long Beach will file new charges accusing Restauration’s owner of operating without a health permit and running an illegal gas line to her restaurant after her service was shut off, City Prosecutor Doug Haubert confirmed Wednesday.
Restauration, the Fourth Street restaurant that has openly defied Long Beach’s health orders by reopening its patio, could now be facing eviction after an escalating series of crackdowns by the city failed to shut them down.
City crews found the unauthorized line after someone reported a gas leak at Restauration, the Fourth Street restaurant that has flouted COVID-19 rules.
Dana Tanner, the owner of Restauration, has openly defied the health orders, saying she was staying open to keep her business afloat and to help employees make ends meet.