Restaurant owners accuse city of unfair fines

Restaurant owners in Brooklyn claim the city is fining them unfairly, creating a financial burden as they try to operate. Community leaders are joining with

Restaurant owners in Brooklyn claim the city is fining them unfairly, creating a financial burden as they try to operate.

Restaurant owners in Brooklyn claim the city is fining them unfairly, creating a financial burden as they try to operate. (8/10/13)

BROOKLYN - Restaurant owners in Brooklyn claim the city is fining them unfairly, creating a financial burden as they try to operate.

Michael Richardson, who owns Brooklyn So-Co, says he had to close down one location because it received too many fines. His current location, which received a grade of "B" from the city health inspector, was given a $2,000 fine for having flies inside.

Richardson says he understands the importance of cleanliness, but thinks the city is charging too much for small problems.

Community leaders are joining with restaurant owners and asking for the city to work with them instead of fining them.
 

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