East Side Tubes reopens

East Side Tubes reopens

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It's been about two weeks since the city of Austin shut down the business for code enforcement issues with a trail running adjacent to the business.

East Side's owner-operator Dan Walker says city officials want the trail to meet American Disabilities standards. But he says the business can't bring the trail up to code because it is state-owned and not under East Side tubes' jurisdiction.

A temporary restraining order was filed against the city to keep the business open. But Walker says the temporary closure of East Side Tubes caused the business to lose about $50,000 in income, put nine people out of work temporarily and is still hurting business.

"We've been closed two weeks and the news is out that we've been shut down. So that's tough, that's something that we can't gain back, we can't get that back. We did about a third on Sunday that we normally do, and we did about half on Sunday," Walker said.

The case will now go before a judge, Thursday, September 12.

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