Tinhorn Flats refused to abide by a temporary restraining order issued March 8 that required the restaurant to remain closed because the restaurant violated COVID-19 restrictions, KTTV-TV reported.
But the restaurant continued operations in defiance of the order.
In response, a Los Angeles Superior Court said Friday that Burbank officials could disconnect power at the restaurant.
In a statement issued by the city, officials hinted they may seek to lock the doors of the restaurant if the owners continue to operate their small business.
The statement said:
This morning due to Barfly Inc., Tin Horn Flats, continuing to remain open in defiance of the Temporary Restraining Order issued on March 8, 2021, the Los Angeles Superior Court authorized the City of Burbank to disconnect the electricity to Tin Horn Flats’ property after giving 24-hours’ notice. The court did not provide permission to padlock the doors at this time but continues to reserve such a remedy as a last resort.
Did the court order stop the restaurant?
Despite having no power, the restaurant has continued operations undeterred.
“The owner says they will continue to stay open and are currently using a generator as a power source,” KTTV reported.
Indeed, the restaurant said in a Facebook post on Sunday, “We are open and we will NOT comply.”