BRENTWOOD — A customer is suing Stumble Inn Bar & Grill in Londonderry, claiming she lost her balance and fell through a narrow entrance while trying to pass by two men who were allegedly drunk and brawling.
Brittany Pescia of Londonderry filed her suit last week against 20 Rock LLC, which does business as Stumble Inn Bar & Grill, and B-Saini Group LLC, which owns the property at 20 Rockingham Road.
According to the suit, Pescia showed up at the bar around 9 p.m. on April 8, 2016, and attempted to walk through the front entrance while two men were trying to leave.
“The entrance to the business was not of sufficient size to allow the plaintiff to enter and the two men to exit at the same time,” says the suit, which was filed in Rockingham County Superior Court.
Pescia claims the two men were having a disagreement that included a physical fight.
“Due to the fact that the entrance was of insufficient size to allow the plaintiff to enter and the defendants to exit, Ms. Pescia was caused to be pushed and/or to become unbalanced, and she fell,” the suit said.
The suit claims Pescia suffered a cerebral concussion, mild traumatic brain injury, post-concussion syndrome and a spinal injury.
Pescia accuses the bar of negligence, alleging that its entry was inadequate. She alleges that the bar failed to warn customers of the “hazardous condition” with visual cues, that it failed to construct a ramp and/or handrails in the area where she was hurt, and that it violated building and safety codes and standards.
The suit also claims the bar, which had a message on its sign Monday saying “Soup of the day is whiskey,” was negligent for allegedly serving alcohol to a “person or persons who were intoxicated and/or showed signs of intoxication normally associated with the consumption of alcoholic beverage.”
The suit, filed through Derry attorney Andrew D. Myers, seeks a jury trial and unspecified damages.
The bar has not yet filed a response to the suit. A worker who answered the phone at the bar said no one was available to comment Monday afternoon.