UPPER WEST SIDE — Well-liked Broadway bagel store Absolute Bagels was shut down after a current well being inspection revealed proof of mice, flies, and improper meals storage.
Through the restaurant’s often scheduled inspection this previous Thursday, the Division of Well being discovered a number of important violations, together with not storing scorching meals at above one hundred forty levels, proof of mice and flies, and meals not shielded from potential contamination.
The mixed violations earned Absolute Bagels, situated between West 108th and 107th streets, forty five factors on its inspection rating, the place a decrease quantity means higher meals-security requirements. Beforehand, the bagel store had eight factors in Might and 21 factors in March.
An indication was positioned on the closed storefront shortly after its closure explaining that there was “extermination at work” and that the eatery would reopen on Tuesday.
So as to reopen, Absolute Bagels must right all its violations and request a reopening inspection, in accordance with the Well being Division. The company added that it hadn’t acquired a inspection request from the store as of Monday.
The proprietor of the restaurant couldn’t be reached for remark, however a employee on the store confirmed it might be reopening Tuesday.
Dennis Adler, an Higher West Sider for the previous three many years, stated he goes to Absolute Bagels each weekend, when strains can stretch to upwards of 25 individuals.
“They’ve little or no area to work in, so I am sympathetic that they can not meet each regulation that the Well being Division has,” Adler stated concerning the shutdown. “They’ve an enormous buyer base and a really small operation.”
When requested if he would return regardless of the violations, Adler stated, “Completely.”