City spokeswoman Sharon Kraun said Flashers had no sprinkler system in place and serious electrical hazards constituted an imminent threat to human life.
But despite hiring a contractor to fix the electrical issues, city officials again found problems and refused to let Flashers reopen.
Levenson said he thought the city was treating Flashers differently than other businesses with code violations.
"This is not your mom and pop grocery store business here and the city is not happy about that,” Levenson told Channel 2. “They treated this business different than any other business in Sandy Springs and they admitted that.”
After taking the city to court, a judge ordered Flashers could reopen, which is did Thursday night.
Sandy Springs City Attorney Wendell Willard told Channel 2 the intent was always to protect the public and not to close down the business.