Department of Health

The Skinny Rebounds After Brief Health Department Closure

Posted March 1, 2018 at 5:18 am

The Skinny rode the proverbial bench for just a few days, and is already back open. The divey holdover from the early aughts – now considered one of the more consistent bad actors in Hell Square – fell to a Department of Health inspection late last week. The city agency shuttered The Skinny last Thursday […]

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Health Department Shutters ‘The Skinny’ on Orchard Street

Posted February 23, 2018 at 5:02 am

It’s lights out for The Skinny bar on Orchard Street. Nearly three months after pissing off (or, on) Hell Square with its Christmas “Jingle Hell’s” holiday stunt, the rowdy nightclub was subject to a city inspection yesterday. The Department of Health came down to 174 Orchard Street and ordered the establishment shut. The requisite yellow […]

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‘El Luchador’ on Ludlow Street Closes After Burst Water Pipe

Posted January 5, 2018 at 5:08 am

This weather is taking no prisoners. El Luchador, the taco shack at 132 Ludlow Street, closed earlier this week due to a burst water pipe in the building. The announcement is posted behind the drawn security gate, alongside a Department of Health closure notice. The DOH came by and closed the place on Wednesday. It’s […]

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Sidelined by Health Department, Two-Bit’s Retro Arcade Promises to Return

Posted December 6, 2017 at 5:02 am

For Two-Bit’s Retro Arcade, the truth surrounding its closure last month is available for the public to see. Ownership pasted a more detailed explanation about the Department of Health inspection and the ultimate decision to drop the hammer. Inspectors dropped by the Essex Street arcade in late-November and wasted little time in closing on the […]

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Two Bit’s Arcade on Essex Street Shuttered by Health Department Last Week

Posted November 20, 2017 at 5:02 am

Is it game over for Two Bit’s Retro Arcade? The Essex Street arcade has been noticeably silent all weekend in the aftermath of a city inspection. Department of Health inspectors paid a visit last Thursday and shut the place down, apparently for “operating without a permit.” (It’s the second such closure in Hell Square in […]

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Rosario’s Pizza will Return this Week After DOH Closure, Owner Says

Posted October 10, 2017 at 5:17 am

Rosario’s Pizza is on the mend and will return in the coming days. Longtime owner Sal Bartolomeo informed us that the local slice standby – mandated closed by the Department of Health last month – should reopen on Stanton Street “this week.” The city agency had shuttered the fifty-four-year-old pizza parlor allegedly for “operating without […]

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Rosario’s Pizza is Shuttered by the Health Department

Posted September 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

Rosario’s Pizza, the fifty-four-year-old pizza parlor at Orchard and Stanton Streets, is currently closed. The Department of Health paid a visit to the establishment last week and promptly ordered it shut for “operating without a permit.” The mandatory DOH sticker is pasted into the corner entrance of the restaurant, gates are shuttered, and the chairs sit […]

Georgia’s Eastside BBQ Reopens After DOH Closure

Posted August 9, 2017 at 5:04 am

One week after the city-mandated sidelining, Georgia’s Eastside BBQ has reopened on Orchard Street. Closure was at the hands of the Department of Health, which issued its edict when an inspection of the ten-year-old restaurant last Monday resulted in several violations (totaling 64 points). They reopened yesterday afternoon after handily passing the DOH re-inspection. Georgia’s […]

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DOH Shutters Georgia’s Eastside BBQ on Orchard Street, Owner Cries Foul

Last modified August 3, 2017 at 11:56 am

Hell Square barbecue staple – the ten-year-old Georgia’s Eastside BBQ – met the wrath of the Health Department this week. Inspectors paid a visit to 192 Orchard Street on Monday and dropped the hammer. The city agency issued a litany of violations totaling 64 points. The more critical citations involve temperature of food and filth […]

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Serafina Ludlow Reopens After Brief DOH Closure

Posted March 29, 2017 at 9:52 am

Demise isn’t yet in the cards for Serafina Ludlow, it seems. On Monday afternoon, just a few days after the Department of Health shuttered the four-month-old satellite location, the gates were hoisted and restaurant reopened. Business as usual. The city stopped by twice last week, and leveled a bevy of violations against Serafina, resulting in […]

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