A new batch of lawsuits, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, has recently hit numerous businesses along St. Paul’s West Seventh Street, from Mancini’s to DeGidio’s to Shamrocks. Over the past several years, hundreds of our beloved MLBA members and other businesses across Minnesota, are getting served with frivolous ADA (American’s with Disabilities Act) lawsuits! A small handful of attorneys are targeting family run businesses and claiming that they are not ADA compliant. Read the 9/6/17 PioneerPress article: click here.

We will be having a seminar at this year’s Fall Conference, “The Midwest Expo” on Sunday, October 8th at the Marriott NW in Brooklyn Park at 3pm (Trade show begins at 2pm). Julee Quarve-Peterson, an accessibility specialist, will explain all there is to know about these suits and how to prevent them from shutting you down. There was a recent Pioneer Press article that reported that one of the cornerstone restaurants in St. Paul, Red’s Savoy Pizza on E. 7th St. closed due in part an ADA lawsuit against them.

This is a must attend event for all retailers! Please do yourself a favor and come to our Fall Expo and learn from the expert on how to protect your business. Space is limited so get your registration in now. There is a convenient registration link here or you can download a PDF registration hereMLBA Members get TWO FREE admissions and it’s just $17 each for additional admissions. For more information on the Midwest Expo, click here.