Perhaps you weren’t aware, but S.F. currently has no regulations on the books requiring restaurants who are closed down by the Health Department — for vermin, or whathaveyou — to give the public any notice of why they were closed. They can just say they’re “remodeling,” and when they pass a new inspection they can reopen without ever breathing a word. That may be about to change, according to Mission Local, as the Health Commission considers changing the policy in their meeting this afternoon. As it stands, S.F. is the only major city that doesn’t require public postings for such closures.
Notice of Closure Being Considered for Restaurants that Fail Health Inspections [Mission Local]
Earlier: Shouldn’t a Restaurant Be Forced to Admit If They Had Rats? [Grub Street]