(South Philly, Philadelphia, PA) -The owner of the South Philadelphia Tap Room on 1509 Mifflin St., is being sued by Federal prosecutors, accused of violating the Americans With Disabilities Act. In a law suit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, the government alleges that John Longacre reportedly failed to respond to prosecutors' requests concerning the accessibility at his Tap Room's front entrance and restrooms, among other things, are not readily accessible to people with disabilities.
Longacre, is the developer of several bars throughout the city, along with the Point Breeze, pop up beer garden and the proposed condos in Point Breeze (See to. Philly Beer Garden Guide). The complaint filed alleges the Tap Room has engaged in a "pattern of discrimination stemming from a non-compliant entrance and restrooms". The ADA was enacted in 1990, to ensure individuals with disabilities have equal access to area establishments. The Tap Room was renovated into a public place in 2003, according to the lawsuit.