‘Vivi Bubble Tea’ Cafe on Allen Street Shuttered by DOH [Updated]
Vivi Bubble Tea on Allen Street recently had a run-in with the Department of Health.
Inspectors visited the four-year-old Chinatown import in mid-October, and dropped the hammer big time.
The franchise fell victim to 79 violation points largely due to vermin and lack of sanitization. It was closed for business for several weeks with brown butcher paper in the windows, but has since reopened.
Vivi Bubble Tea began life on Bayard Street in 2007 and has since amassed an impressive number of franchise locations throughout the Five Boroughs. The shop at 205 Allen Street opened in August 2014, shortly after the passing of Móle.
There are now four left within the confines of the Lower East Side and Chinatown.