While we’re still waiting to hear the final vermin count on Bubby’s, the beloved Tribeca joint that the DOH unceremoniously shut down this morning, owner Ron Silver has appeared in Eater’s comments, revealing that the final, fatal inspection was due to a neighborhood complaint; he also calls bullshit on something regarding an open-can count. Right, right — there are always these nitpicky problems. But was there something more? We decided to take a look at their last inspection, which was October 25, wherein they racked up an impressive 43 violation points. We can’t say how many of the previous wrongs have since been righted, but we hope they had at least cleaned up that roach problem in the past few weeks.
120 HUDSON STREET, MANHATTAN 10013
Violation points: 43
Inspection Date: 10/25/2007
Violations were cited in the following area(s) and those requiring immediate action were addressed.
1.) Accurate thermometer not provided in refrigerated or hot holding equipment.
2.) Lighting inadequate. Bulb not shielded or shatterproof.
3.) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to vermin exist.
4.) Nuisance created or allowed to exist. Facility not free from unsafe, hazardous, offensive or annoying condition.
5.) Evidence of flying insects or live flying insects present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
6.) Evidence of roaches or live roaches present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
7.) Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
8.) Food item spoiled, adulterated, contaminated or cross-contaminated.
9.) Hot food not held at or above 140˚F.
Earlier: Breaking: Bubby’s Closed by the DOH