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“enduring issue of grease spills in the rear of 1116 H St NE, ie the alley in the back of this property of Taylor Gourmet”

by Prince Of Petworth May 9, 2017 at 12:30 pm 33 Comments

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“Dear PoPville,

I’m hoping you could bring attention to the enduring issue of grease spills in the rear of 1116 H st NE, ie the alley in the back of this property of Taylor Gourmet.

Yesterday afternoon they spilled more grease and it’s been tough to get the city to take any real action to prevent further incidents.

I would also highlight that even though the business has been reopened for three months, It remains in a state of disrepair in the top two floors. See a photo taken this morning attached below.”

TG

OP includes responses from the District:

From Food Safety and Hygiene Inspection Services Division:

“DOH has visited the restaurant also to address the grease issue and other concerns expressed by the complainant. We do not issue fines for spilled grease but gave written instructions to address the violations we observed. In addition, DOH does not cite for the placement of the grease container which appears to be a major concern. We did cite the establishment for leaving the lid opened on the container and that violation was corrected while we were there. Some of his concerns appear to issues DOH has no authority to address.”

and DPW’s Solid Waste Education and Enforcement Program:

“Following is an update of activity regarding inspections by SWEEP at 1116 H Street NE:

4-10-17-Notices of violation were issued for Spillage from a solid waste container, and Improper storage of solid waste

4-13-17-Members of the DPW Environmental Crimes unit, DPW, visited the premises and instructed the manager on site to abate; clean the alley and storage area.

4-19-17-Property will be re-inspected today for compliance.

We will continue to monitor this location closely for compliance with city sanitation regulations.”

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