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Wheelchair-Bound Man Sues Eataly for $200K Over Alleged Discrimination

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Dan Gropper has also sued Peter Luger's and Nobu.

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A wheelchair-bound man is suing Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich's Italian food palace Eataly for discrimination against handicapped people. Dan Gropper claims in his suit that Eataly staff "lock the designated accessible entrance door, thereby articulating to the disabled that they are not welcome." He also claims that he can't use the bathroom at Eataly or access sales counters, reports the Post. He's suing for $200,000, plus $500 for every violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This isn't Gropper's first suit. He's brought similar cases against Peter Luger, Bobby Flay's Bar Americain and Nobu. So far, according to Gropper, Eataly has only made a few changes.

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