Peking Restaurant can open “Immediately”

Ruston’s Peking Restaurant can open “immediately” for business after a stipulated judgement was agreed to this morning in Third Judicial (Lincoln, Union Parishes) District Court in Ruston, between the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) and the restaurant’s operators.

The agreement specifies some minor alterations to the “sneeze shield” at the buffet table, establishing a one-way traffic pattern around the table, and having restaurant staff fill the plates, instead of the diners.

See here the document.

The agreement was negotiated between LDH attorney Edward Brossettee and Ruston Attorney Aaron Lawrence, who represented the restaurant.

The restaurant, which has been in business for decades in the same location, was shut down last Friday after a temporary restraining order (TRO) was signed by Division C Judge Bruce Hampton. The order was sought by the LDH.

See here the TRO.

The order, which was issued “ex parte” (from one side), may have been in conflict with the exclusion section of the emergency powers act, under which authority Gov. Bel Edwards has been issuing his edicts.

In other words, the restaurant operators had no opportunity to be heard in court before the business was closed, and their ability to earn a living was damaged.

Specifically, the exclusion specifies that “…every person shall have an adequate remedy by due process of law and justice, administered without denial, partiality, or unreasonable delay, for injury to him in his person, property, reputation, or other rights.”

Restaurant Manager Allen Wang told Lincoln Parish News Online that they had not been issued any formal citation by the LDH prior to the restraining order being served last Friday.

It is expected that the restaurant may be open for business as early as this evening.

15 Responses to “Peking Restaurant can open “Immediately””

  1. Anonymous Says:


  2. Anonymous Says:

    Patiently waiting for Heisenhamburglar to weigh in with his obligatory Walt insult, plus the idiot take on the story.

    • Anonymous Says:

      Rules. No buffets. Period. Restaurants in Ruston take note. Signs on doors are not enough. You are expected to enforce mask mandate. Fire marshals are out inspecting .

    • Heisenhamburglar Says:

      Not interested in cat on the menu bro

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Fire Marshals at Choudrant Fire Station cooling it nape time,

  4. Anonymous Says:

    The Choudrant fire department is kind enough to let the Fire Marshals have an office at that station rent free. It saves them time and money and gives them a place to do paperwork. I guarantee they are not napping there.

    • Anonymous Says:

      Fire marshals all over state are working non stop these days because people won’t abide by rules .

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Would the fire dept give a homeless man a bend rent free

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Where is the agreement between state and town of Choudrant for use of fire station.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    If you are so worried about what the Fire Marshall is doing there why don’t you stop in, introduce yourself and ask them? They would be more than happy to fill you in on what they do.

  8. cotg1776 Says:

    Absolute abuse of power. It’s interesting to see how no one rejects to this unlawful act. Go ahead and call it lawful under an “emergency act”. This Covid crap is a scam. Lincoln parish has lost very few people allegedly from coronavirus. It’s a shame we have fire marshals going around enforcing this ridiculous mandate. The governor is a disgrace and a coward for forcing businesses to close and prolonging this. The majority of the people are the problem and could stop this immediately by saying no. They give power to the government by their submission like sheep. Perfect time to refuse to let people go vote this fall isn’t it? He should go to prison. Ultimately the people get what they deserve by bellying up like dogs to these loathsome officials.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Actually the fire marshals were not doing enforcement. They inspected and advised anyone that was out of compliance. They did not write tickets or shut anyone down. In the case of Peking, it was the health department that had them shut down. Plus since the hurricane they have not done any covid inspections because they are busy with hurricane related issues. Having said that I am not a fan of JBE and I think he is taking things too far. I read something today that pointed out that the Democrats would explode if we started allowing gun sales by mail and yet they want mail in voting.

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