Friday, September 1, 2017

Return of the Los Angeles County Restaurant Closures

I used to blog these all the time. Not sure why it fell by the wayside, thanks to a gross post by Eater L.A. on Facebook, I decided to take a look and see who the recent offenders are. I decided to limit myself to the past quarter, and it gave me more than enough material. In fact these barely crack the surface. The actual list goes on for pages.

A couple of observations. I'd say 99.9 percent of the closures are due to vermin infestation. If you look at the most recent closures, they're pretty detailed and it's kind of mind-boggling that you can have that kind of bug action and just keep serving. Would it kill them to employ a pest control service? It's really disgusting. It makes me want to avoid restaurants like the plague.

Another thing you notice is that they hit certain areas at once. Hollywood, Larchmont, Rowland Heights and the Fairfax District stood out to me.

Anyway, here we go. Comments/observations are mine, all other info is from the County's online list linked above.

Some heavy hitters ran afoul of the County:
Lawry's, 1011 S. Figueroa, Los Angeles (L.A. Live)
Date closed: August 21, 2017
Date reopened: August 28, 2017
Reason for closure: Vermin infestation

Canter's, 419 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles
Date closed: August 7, 2017
Date reopened: August 10, 2017
Reason for closure: Vermin infestation

Pavilions, 727 N. Vine Street, Hollywood
Date closed: July 18, 2017
Date reopened: July 21, 2017
Reason for closure: Vermin infestation

Ralphs, 3300 W. Slauson Avenue, Los Angeles
Date closed: June 12, 2017
Date reopened: June 14, 2017
Reason for closure: Vermin infestation

Thou shalt not interfere with the Health Officer:
Hambones BBQ, 9342 Alondra Boulevard, Bellflower
Date closed: July 25, 2017
Date reopened: July 27, 2017
Reason for closure: Vermin infestation, Interfering with the duties of the Health Officer

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Hooter's, 6922 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood
Date closed: August 3, 2017
Date reopened: ?
Reason for closure: Vermin infestation

I have no idea what this is:
Harbin Deer Antler Trading, 186 S. Western Avenue, Los Angeles
Date closed: July 20, 2017
Date reopened: July 25, 2017
Reason for closure: Not given

And now, the chains!:

Umami Burger, 4655 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood
Date closed: August 30, 2017
Reason for closure: Vermin infestation
Umami Burger, 12159 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City
Date closed: August 22, 2017
Date reopened: August 24, 2017
Reason for closure: Vermin infestation

Rooty-tooty, fast and...infested?
IHOP, 913 N. San Fernando Road, Burbank
Date closed: August 29, 2017
Reason for closure: Vermin infestation
IHOP, 19100 Ventura Boulevard, Tarzana
Date closed: August 25, 2017
Date reopened: August 27, 2017
Reason for closure: Vermin infestation
IHOP, 2200 E. Palmdale Boulevard, Palmdale
Date closed: August 10, 2017
Date reopened: August 14, 2017
Reason for closure: Vermin infestation

McDonald's, 3454 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
Date closed: August 21, 2017
Date reopened: August 23, 2017
Reason for closure: Vermin infestation
McDonald's, 2707 E. Carson Street, Lakewood 
Date closed: June 13, 2017
Date reopened: June 15, 2017
Reason for closure: Vermin infestation

Hat trick!!!
Jack in the Box, 11010 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica
Date closed: August 27, 2017
Date reopened: August 19, 2017
Reason for closure: Vermin infestation
Jack in the Box, 3399 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach
Date closed: July 26, 2017
Date reopened: July 28, 2017
Reason for closure: Vermin infestation
Jack in the Box, 18950 E. Colima Road, Rowland Heights
Date closed: July 18, 2017
Date reopened: July 20, 2017
Reason for closure: Vermin infestation

Church's Fried Chicken, 500 E. Holt Avenue, Pomona
Date closed: August 14, 2017
Date reopened: August 16, 2017
Reason for closure: Vermin infestation
Church's Fried Chicken, 15816 S. Pioneer Boulevard, Norwalk
Date closed/reopened: June 23, 2017
Reason for closure: No water/Hot water

Starbucks, 6102 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood
Date closed/reopened: August 8, 2017
Reason for closure: No water/Hot water
Starbucks, 20240 Avalon Boulevard, Carson
Date closed/reopened: August 3, 2017
Reason for closure: No water/Hot water

I wouldn't eat at a clean Subway. Their food is the worst.
Subway, 26511 Golden Valley Road, Santa Clarita
Date closed: August 1, 2017
Date reopened: August 3, 2017
Reason for closure: Vermin infestation
Subway, 11050 S. Prairie Avenue, Inglewood
Date closed: July 20, 2017
Date reopened: July 22, 2017
Reason for closure: Vermin infestation
Subway, 13321 Burbank Boulevard, Sherman Oaks
Date closed: July 19, 2017
Date reopened: July 21, 2017
Reason for closure: Vermin infestation

Taco Bell, 8220 DeSoto Avenue, Canoga Park
Date closed/reopened: June 28, 2017
Reason for closure: Sewage discharge
Taco Bell/A&W, 1000 E. Victoria Street, Carson
Date closed: June 23, 2017
Date reopened: June 26, 2017
Reason for closure: No water/Hot water

Happy eating!!!

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