Prosperity Dumpling Shuttered by DOH a Day After Back Alley Kitchen Exposed
It only took a day for the Department of Health to shutter Prosperity Dumping over its back alley kitchen activities. Inspectors paid a visit yesterday afternoon and closed the joint. The move came after photos surfaced earlier this week showing the shady food prep in action, complete with cameos of resident rats.
Standing out front, you wouldn’t know it, though. Signage promises a reopening after “renovations” are complete. But no city-issued sticker for the roll-down gates; and the online database hasn’t been updated yet.
It’s conceivable that Prosperity Dumpling will likely return in the coming days. That’s the usual scenario with these closures. Yet whether the customers follow is another story. A photo like that causes irreparable harm.
The owners’ daughter told Gothamist:
We care about all of our customers. We always try to make the best dumplings and the freshest dumplings for everyone, but anyway, we made a mistake and we’re trying to fix it. We will keep the inside of the store clean and the outside clean.