Tinhorn Flats City Updates 

A timeline of events, statements, press releases, records, and other supporting material regarding Tinhorn Flats.

The City of Burbank created this page to keep the community informed about the ongoing legal proceedings against Tinhorn Flats. These proceedings, and the revoking of their County and City permits, were never our choice or desire. Burbank wants nothing more than for our small businesses to thrive and be successful. We find ourselves in this situation because of Tinhorn Flats’ willful and continuous violations of health and safety regulations designed to protect the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to update this page and be transparent in this process until the legal proceedings are concluded and Tinhorn Flats comes into compliance by obtaining all necessary permits to operate.

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June 15, 2021 - Tinhorn Flats Evicted by Property Owner

May 28, 2021 - LA County Superior Court denies request to dissolve preliminary injunction

April 9, 2021 - LA County Superior Courts Grants Preliminary Injunction

March 16, 2021 - LA County Superior Court issues ruling to lock the doors

March 12, 2021 - LA County Superior Court issues ruling to authorize disconnecting electricity

March 8, 2021 - LA County Superior Court issues Temporary Restraining Order 

March 1, 2021 - City files lawsuit for violating Burbank Municipal Code and acting as a public nuisance

February 22, 2021 - City rescinded Conditional Use Permit for violating conditions of approval including operating without a health permit and creating a nuisance

January 27, 2021 - LA County Health Permit Revoked 

January 27, 2021 - The County files a lawsuit for violating Emergency Health Orders, LA County Codes and acting as a public nuisance. 

January 12, 2021 - County Counsel issues a Cease and Desist Order 

December 12, 2020 - LA County Health Permit Suspended 

December 10, 2020 - January 24, 2021 - 28 separate health inspections and violations

December 13, 2020 - February 9, 2021 - LA County Department of Health cited Tinhorn Flats 36 separate days for operating on a suspended/revoked health permit to operate the restaurant

January 14, 2022 - Court Order Regarding Cross-Defendants' Demurrer 

November 22, 2021 - Dismissal Agreement as to Isabelle Lepejian

June 15, 2021 - Tinhorn Flats Evicted by Property Owner

May 28, 2021 - Notice of Ruling on Motion to Dissolve Preliminary Injunction and Sanctions

April 9, 2021 - LA County Superior Court grants Preliminary Injunction 

April 1, 2021City of Burbank Continues to be Disappointed in Tin Horn Flats' Unlawful Actions 

March 31, 2021 -  Burbank Red Tags Tin Horn Flats Building for Life Safety Violations  

March 30, 2021 - Notice of Violation  

March 26, 2021 -  Tentative Ruling on the City's Preliminary Injunction 

March 18, 2021 - To Ensure Public Safety City of Burbank Removes Court Authorized Locks at Tin Horn Flats  

March 17, 2021 - Los Angeles Superior Court Rules to Lock the Doors at Tin Horn Flats  

March 16, 2021 - Court Order Granting Ex Parte Application to Further Modify Temporary Restraining Order and Sanctions  

March 12, 2021 - Court Authorizes Electricity Disconnection for Tin Horn Flats
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March 8, 2021 - Temporary Restraining Order Issued to Tin Horn Flats                                     
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March 2, 2021 -  City of Burbank files complaint against Tin Horn Flats for violation of Burbank municipal codes and abatement of public nuisance                                                     
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February 24, 2021 - UPDATE City Council Issues Ruling on Tin Horn Flats  

February 23, 2021 - City Council Ruling on Tin Horn Flats Hearing  

February 22, 2021 Public Hearing - Conditional Use Permit No. 11.0000126 for “Tin Horn Flats Saloon/Bar and Grill” Operated by Barfly, Inc. at 2623 West Magnolia Blvd (Includes Attachments)

January 29, 2021 - Los Angeles County Revokes Tin Horn Flats' Health Permit                              
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January 8, 2021 - Burbank Issues a Notice of Violation and Notice of a Hearing to Tin Horn Flat     
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May 11, 2021 - Statement from the City of Burbank regarding Unlawful Detainer: 
It has come to the City's attention that last week a process server posted Tinhorn Flats with unlawful detainer - eviction-summons. The City is not involved or a party to these legal proceedings. Instead the eviction is between the property owner and the tenant, Tinhorn Flats. 

 April 9, 2021 - Statement from the City of Burbank regarding Court Ruling for Preliminary Injunction:

Today the Court adopted its Tentative Order regarding Tin Horn Flats from two weeks ago as the Order for the Preliminary Injunction.  Tin Horn Flats is stilled ordered to stop operating as a restaurant until it receives a County Health Permit and City Conditional Use Permit.  The authority for the City to disconnect the electricity and padlock the building remains in place. A preliminary Injunction is valid through trial.

April 6, 2021 - Statement from the Burbank Police Department regarding Lucas Lepejian's Third Arrest:

On 4/6/2021, at about 9:40 A.M., Mr. Lucas Lepejian was observed removing sandbags which had been placed in front of Tin Horn Flats, by City employees.  The Sandbags had been placed in front of the establishment to prevent anyone from entering, due to the unsafe conditions.  Mr. Lucas Lepejian was arrested by officers in front of Tin Horn Flats for altering efforts the City has implemented to prevent entry into the establishment, due to the unsafe conditions and to be compliant with the City’s safety codes.  He was booked and released for 9-1-1-114(e) BMC and will be required to appear in court at a later date.

April 2, 2021 - Statement from the Burbank Police Department regarding Lucas Lepejian's Second Arrest:  

Mr. Lucas Lepejian, the son of the owner of Tinhorn Flats, was arrested again on April 2, 2021 by the Burbank Police Department. Police Officers stopped Mr. Lucas Lepejian in a vehicle at about 9:54 P.M. near the intersection of Hollywood Way and Magnolia Boulevard, after he was seen leaving Tinhorn Flats. Mr. Lucas Lepejian was placed under arrest for violating a court order and transported to the Burbank Police Department Jail, where he was booked. Because Mr. Lucas Lepejian was arrested on April 1, 2021 for the same offense and released with a citation, he is being held in-custody with bail set at $5,000.

April 2, 2021 - Statement from the Burbank Police Department regarding Lucas Lepejian's Arrest:

The Burbank Police Department is confirming the arrest of Lucas Lepejian, 20, of North Hollywood.  Mr. Lucas Lepejian was taken into custody on April 1, 2021, at about 7:45 P.M. in the City of Burbank, following a traffic stop. Mr. Lucas Lepejian was not arrested at Tinhorn Flats. He was booked on suspicion of violating a court order and then released with a citation to appear in court on a later date. 

City of Burbank Statement
April 21, 2021
Photos and videos of tinhorn flats violation
during stay at home order between december 2020 - April 2021

December 10, 2020                      Video captured during Stay at Home Lockdown when indoor dining was not permitted. 

December 12, 2020                      Photo taken during Stay at Home Lockdown defying State and County Orders. (Photo by: Christian Leonard)

March 13, 2021                            Video shows Tinhorn Flats using generator after City shuts off power.

March 17, 2021                            Photo posted to social media showing outdoor dining after padlocks were broken.

Media Contact 

Simone McFarland, Public Informaton Officer | (818) 238-5202