HS Lordships

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Berkeley Restaurant Employees Walk Out In Protest During Brunch

June 25, 2018 - 1:59 pm

BERKELEY (KCBS Radio) - The restaurant HS Lordships at the Berkeley Marina is set to close its doors for good next week.

But patrons got an early taste of what's coming during yesterday's Sunday brunch service - when about twenty employees walked off the job.

The servers and kitchen workers reportedly all took their breaks at the same time after hearing they'd be receiving low severance pay when the restaurant shuts down July 1st.

They weren't allowed to come back to work and customers say no one waiting in line was let in after that point. 

HS Lordships' closure comes the same day its fifty year lease with the city is set to expire.