Deviant Ollam sent me these photos taken in a grocery store that had “closed” one of their exits. The store manager’s justification was that people were walking out of these doors without paying for their merchandise. I have my own thoughts about this situation, but I’m wondering…WWYD?
For the AHJs reading this – under what circumstances would this be allowed? What is the process for a retail store or other occupancy to take an exit out of service? It seems like the store is still considering this an emergency exit, but someone would have to get past the signs and then figure out how to open the door. I’m not sure if the door was locked or just sitting in the closed position with the auto operator turned off.