Rising Star facing closure after court ruling
The owner of the popular Rising Star Restaurant, Grill and Lounge have been given nine months to find "alternative arrangements" after losing a lawsuit brought by residents from the San Fernando area over noise pollution.
In her ruling, San Fernando Magistrate Cherril-Anne Antoine gave proprietor Chandraka Persad a nine-month deadline to find alternative arrangements for the popular liming spot.
Antoine ordered that the business can operate at its current Hilda Lazzarri Terrace location in the interim, but on condition that the noise levels be kept within the prescribed limits permitted by law.
Signs are also to be posted on the premises forbidding the use of profane and violent language.
The ruling in favour of the residents follows objections by some to the granting of a renewal of a special restaurant licence to Persad.
Among the residents' complaints were loud noise, use of obscene language and indiscriminate parking by patrons.
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