The lawsuit was filed Friday in Douglas County court on behalf of homeowners Jesse and April Arellano. It names GPolis, the State of Colorado, the Colorado Division of Public Well being and Atmosphere, the Tri-County Well being Division, and the manager director of the CDPHE, Jill Hunsaker Ryan.
The lawsuit argues the suspension of the restaurant license was unconstitutional and deprives them, “of their livelihood and talent to function their enterprise after they merely allowed prospects onto their premises to serve meals and drinks.”
It additionally alleged the choice to close C&C down was, “unsupported by substantial proof.” And that the folks and departments that moved to close the restaurant down did so with “malicious” intent and a “want for revenge.”
“We by no means encourage folks to interrupt the regulation,” stated Colorado Restaurant Affiliation President Sonia Riggs. “Comply with the well being code pointers. Please concentrate. There is a cause that I feel the federal government has been doing what they have been doing. They’re making an attempt to maintain folks protected.”
Riggs stated she empathizes with restaurant homeowners throughout this time as a result of they’re scared to lose their livelihoods.
The restaurant’s license was suspended indefinitely, for a minimum of one month.
The Arellanos didn’t reply to CPR requests for remark.