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3:44 pm
Sat January 12, 2013

Timeline: Former Employees' Complaints Preceded Lynn's Paradise Cafe Closing

A cement lion holds a rope blocking entrance to the Lynn's Paradise Cafe parking lot.
Credit Gabe Bullard / WFPL News

Lynn’s Paradise Café, a Louisville restaurant staple with national recognition, has closed after 22 years.

No official reason has been given for the abrupt closure, but it follows several days of media attention and backlash over new labor policies at the restaurant. The most contentious of those policies, according to several reports, is a requirement for servers to keep $100 in cash on them during each shift to ensure that secondary staff members such as bussers and bartenders receive their share of tips.

Here are the events that preceded the closing:

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