May 29, 2018 By Tara Law
A Chinese restaurant on 21st Avenue has been temporarily closed by the Health Department.
New Wah Lung Kitchen, located at 21-11 21st Ave., was closed by the health department on May 26 after an inspector uncovered several sanitary violations, including evidence of mice.
The restaurant has had past problems with the department, having received a “Notice of Violation” after racking up 72 violation points in an inspection on May 3, 2016. The inspector on that occasion found numerous violations, including roaches, filth flies and evidence of mice or live mice.
The inspector on May 26 cited the restaurant with the following violations, with the first one listed as critical.
1) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
2) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
3) Food service operation occurring in room used as living or sleeping quarters.