Restaurant Closures, Riverside County Inspections, May 17-30 December – San Bernardino Sun
Here are the restaurants and other food establishments that Riverside County’s Department of Environmental Health inspectors have temporarily closed due to impending health hazards between December 17 and 30, 2021.
ShowGirls Gentlemen’s Club, 68444 Perez Road, Cathedral City
- Closed: December 27th
- Class: Not graded (last 96 / A, passed, in April)
- Ground: Cockroach infestation. An inspector found cockroaches in the bar area during an inspection following a complaint, according to a spokesman for the health department.
- Opened again: December 29th
Subway, 1540 E. 2nd St., Beaumont
Felipe’s Cafe, 400 S. El Cielo Road Suite A, Palm Springs
- Closed: December 22
- Class: Not graded (80 / B received, failed, on December 16)
- Ground: No hot water. During the routine inspection on December 16, there were two critical violations: some food was at unsafe temperatures and the dishwasher was confiscated because it could not be disinfected. When the inspector returned for a mandatory follow-up visit on December 22, the restaurant water was not hot enough and the facility was closed.
- Opened again: 23rd of December; The water still wasn’t quite as hot as it should be, but according to one report, it got close after the water heater’s thermostat was adjusted.
- New class: 96 / A, over
Arbys, 72795 Highway 111 Suite G1, Palm Desert
- Closed: Dec 17
- Class: Not graded
- Ground: Sewage backup. A floor sink was clogged.
- Opened again: Dec 18
- New class: 92 / A, over, on December 21
Tyche Mart, 1490 S. San Jacinto Ave., San Jacinto
- Closed: Dec 17
- Class: Not graded
- Ground: Rodent infestation. The market closed on December 7th after an inspector saw feces during a routine inspection of several areas. It reopened on December 10, but a week later an inspector returned and closed it again.
- Opened again: 23rd of December; A health ministry spokesman said the market had made necessary repairs to keep bugs out and clean up the infestation.
Notable confidentiality checks
Here are selected inspections of facilities that were not closed but had significant problems.
Tacos Del Valle, at 68467 E. Palm Canyon Drive in Cathedral City, was inspected on December 20 in response to a complaint that the facility was not clean, tubs were clogged, and food was improperly stored. It received a failed grade of 80 / B with two critical violations. Some cooked meats, rice, salsa, and cheese were not at safe temperatures. In addition, several foods were adulterated: meat was cooked on a dirty surface and an employee placed a wire basket with eggshells and garbage on it, other objects came into contact with dirty surfaces, and products were stored raw packed meat in the refrigerator. Among the eight other violations, an employee picked up trash and then started preparing food without washing his hands, the sink lacked hot water.
Updates in the last few weeks
The golden tip, on Limonite Ave. 8910 in Jurupa Valley, which failed a Dec. 14 inspection with a score of 81 / B and closed due to a leaky roof, was allowed to reopen on Dec. 20 after pictures of the repaired roof were provided. It corrected all violations and received a new grade of 100 / A. The inspector stated that the facility would be closed again if the repairs did not prevent the roof from leaking when it rained.
Rodent Droppings, Unsafe Food Temperatures: San Bernardino County Restaurant Inspections Jan. 17-30 December
Roaches, Rodents: San Bernardino County Restaurant Closures Sept. 9-16 December
Leaking Roof, No Hot Water, No Disinfectant: Restaurant Closures, Riverside County Inspections May 10-16 December
Rodents, Roaches, No Hot Water: Restaurant Closures, Riverside County Inspections Sept. 3-9 December
Roaches, Sewage: Restaurant Closures, Inspections in San Bernardino County, Sept. 3-9 December
About this list
This list will be published online on Fridays. Any updates when restaurants reopen will be added to the list for the next week.
All food establishments in the county are routinely inspected to ensure they meet health regulations. A facility loses four points for each critical violation – and may have to close if the violation cannot be resolved immediately – and a point or two for minor violations. An A grade (90 to 100 points) is passed. Grades B (80 to 89 points) and C (79 or below) are failed and usually require improvement and re-examination by the owner.
For more information on inspections of this or other restaurants in Riverside County, visit restaurantgrading.rivcoeh.org. To file a health complaint about a restaurant, go to www.rivcoeh.org/Complaint or call 888-722-4234 during business hours or 951-782-2968 after business hours.
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