Court Delays Ruling in Tinhorn Flats Case

Photos by Christian Leonard / Burbank Leader
A handful of protestors demonstrated in front of City Council member Konstantine Anthony’s apartment on Thursday in opposition to the city’s unanimous vote to revoke Tinhorn Flats Saloon and Grill’s local permit. Anthony has been a frequent target of the restaurant’s supporters.

A judge gave a tentative ruling on Friday in favor of the city’s preliminary injunction against Tinhorn Flats Saloon and Grill, but the decision will not be finalized until April 9, allowing for the possibility of a settlement.
Tinhorn Flats has remained open for months since December, when its outdoor patio reopened in violation of state and county health orders. The practice resulted in the restaurant’s health and local permits being revoked, and now it faces lawsuits from the city of Burbank and Los Angeles County over the owner’s refusal to close the eatery.
A spokeswoman for the city said that the restaurant’s attorney requested the judge delay his decision because it is believed the two parties might settle their issues out of court. Though Burbank’s representatives argued against the delay, Beckloff continued the hearing to next month. Tinhorn Flats, still under a temporary restraining order, remains legally barred from operating.
County Judge Mitchell Beckloff’s tentative ruling said that Barfly, Inc., the parent company of Tinhorn Flats, “has submitted no evidence in support of its opposition. It has submitted argument only.”
Continue reading “Court Delays Ruling in Tinhorn Flats Case”