Nineteen restaurants were shuttered last week as a result of routine inspections by the Health Department. Typically, if critical violations deemed “public health hazards” were found during the inspection and cannot be corrected immediately, the Health Department may order to temporarily close the restaurant until the violations are corrected. The common theme among the 19 closures was evidence of mice or roaches in the facility’s food or non-food areas.
For the restaurants to re-open, the operators must correct all the public health hazards cited in the inspection and submit a written statement to the Health Department indicating that they have done so. If the sanitary condition appears to have improved, an inspector will conduct an reopening inspection while the restaurant remains closed. If the re-opening inspection results are satisfactory, the Health Department supervisors will allow the restaurant to reopen.
Here are the closures from last week:
B&b Halall Restaurant (African)
Chai Thai Restaurant (Thai)
Lakay Venus Restaurant (Caribbean)
Moldova (Eastern European)
New Sun Hing Kitchen (Chinese)
Pitas And Sticks (Greek)
Yummy Kosher Grill (Jewish/kosher)
Bella Roza (Jewish/kosher)
Blm Subs (Sandwiches)
El Caramelo Coffee Shop (Bottled Beverages, Including Water, Sodas, Juices, Etc.)
Hi Luck Restaurant (Filipino)
Nan Bei Ho (Chinese)
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (Chicken)