Disabled Advocates Sue Columbus' Glimcher Realty Over Bus Stop
Columbus-based real estate company Glimcher is being sued over a bus stop at one of its malls in Dayton. A federal lawsuit from two organizations says the Dayton Mall’s bus stop discriminates against people with disabilities because it’s unreasonably far from the mall’s main entrance.
Jason Boylan is an attorney for Disability Rights Ohio. He says the Americans with Disabilities Act was intended to prevent situations like this.
“It prioritizes access for people with disabilities to get in the front door of places like malls, but if people with disabilities can’t even get to the front door that right does them no good," said Boylan.
The groups say they’ve tried for months to reach an agreement with Glimcher executives. Glimcher didn’t return to requests for comment.