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February Restaurant Closures

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services has the power to shut down food facilities for as short or as long a period of time as necessary for the owners to correct conditions that pose a danger to the public health. Here is a list of the restaurants closed and the reasons for closure during February. Alexander’s Family Restaurant--623 S. Long Beach Blvd., Compton. Closed 2/26 and remains closed.* No public health permit.

Alitalia Pizzeria--899 W. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia. Closed 2/16 to 2/17. Poor general sanitation, improper sanitizing or storage of multiuse utensils.

For the record:

12:00 AM, Apr. 22, 1993 For the Record
Los Angeles Times Thursday April 22, 1993 Home Edition Metro Part B Page 2 Column 3 Metro Desk 2 inches; 45 words Type of Material: Correction
Restaurant reopening--Because of an error by the county’s Department of Health Services, a restaurant’s reopening date was incorrectly listed on the February restaurant closures chart. Cafe des Artistes at 1534 N. McCadden Place in Los Angeles, which was closed Feb. 2 for not having hot water, actually reopened Feb. 3.

Bowl House--2829 W. 9th St., L.A. Closed 2/23; reopened same day. No potable water supply or no hot water.

Buffeteria--6725 Sunset Blvd., L.A. Closed 2/2 to 2/3. No potable water supply or no hot water.

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Burger Pound--2853 E. Gage Ave., Huntington Park. Closed 2/23; reopened same day. No public health permit.

Cafe des Artistes--1534 N. McCadden Place, L.A. Closed 2/2 to 2/4. No potable water supply or no hot water.

Casanova--9711 Atlantic Ave., South Gate. Closed 2/17 to 2/19. No public health permit.

Dates on Sunset--8739 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. Closed 2/18 to 2/19. No public health permit, vermin infestation, improper sanitizing or storage of multiuse utensils.

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El Cometa--2907 E. 1st St., L.A. Closed 2/24 to 2/26. No public health permit.

El Manna--10809 S. Wilmington Ave., L.A. Closed 2/17; reopened same day. No public health permit.

El Paisa Restaurant--2524 S. Central Ave., L.A. Closed 2/19 and remains closed.* Sewage system failure, vermin infestation.

El Picaro--4501 S. Alameda Blvd., L.A. Closed 2/19 to 2/22. No public health permit.

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El Picaro Jugos y Liquados--4501 S. Alameda St., L.A. Closed 2/19; reopened same day. No public health permit.

El Picaro No. 2--4501 S. Alameda St., L.A. Closed 2/19; reopened same day. No public health permit.

Fairfax Kosher Pizza--453 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. Closed 2/17 to 2/18. Vermin infestation, no public health permit.

Falafel Factory--10975 Weyburn Ave., L.A. Closed 2/9 to 2/11. Unsafe food temperatures, contaminated food, gross contamination of food preparation surfaces.

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Family Room--12705 S. Main St., L.A. Closed 2/19; reopened same day. No public health permit.

Famous Pizza--325 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Closed 2/9; reopened same day. No public health permit.

Ferraro’s Pizza & Pasta--6246 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach. Closed 2/25; reopened same day. No hot water.

Fox Landing Cafe--4553 W. Ave. G, Lancaster. Closed 2/18 and remains closed.* Vermin infestation.

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Golden City Restaurant--960 N. Hill St., L.A. Closed 2/3 to 2/9. Vermin infestation, unsanitary equipment, poor general sanitation, improper sanitizing or storage of multiuse utensils.

Granny’s Donuts--5550 N. Woodruff Ave., Lakewood. Closed 2/3; reopened same day. Sewage system failure.

Janitzio Cafe--1303 E. 12th St., L.A. Closed 2/25 to 2/26. Unsafe food temperatures, poor general sanitation.

Kimberly Baked It--9980 Lakewood Blvd., Downey. Closed 2/17 to 2/23. No public health permit.

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La Chispa de Oro--2217 Brooklyn Ave., L.A. Closed 2/25 to 2/26. Vermin infestation, improper sanitizing or storage of multiuse utensils, poor general sanitation.

La Flor de la Canele--1136 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro. Closed 2/25 to 2/26. No public health permit.

La Luciernaga--2712 Alondra Blvd., Compton. Closed 2/18 to 2/19. No public health permit.

Maria’s Kitchen--4800 Randolph St., Bell. Closed 2/24 to 2/25. No potable water supply or no hot water, unsafe food temperatures.

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Mirage K T V--180 E. Valley Blvd., San Gabriel. Closed 2/19 and remains closed.* No public health permit.

Mission Palms--435 W. Mission Blvd., Pomona. Closed 2/22 to 2/25. Poor general sanitation, no potable water supply or no hot water, vermin infestation, contaminated food.

Mr. Kelly’s Cafe--1359 S. Redondo Blvd., L.A. Closed 2/18 and remains closed.* No public health permit.

Mr. B’s Bar-B-Que--7815 S. Central Ave., L.A. Closed 2/4 and remains closed.* No plans submitted, no public health permit.

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Mongols Restaurant--138 N. Grand Ave., West Covina. Closed 2/19 to 2/23. Poor general sanitation, improper sanitizing or storage of multiuse utensils.

New York Co.--2470 Fletcher Dr., L.A. Closed 2/25 to 2/26. Vermin infestation, unsanitary equipment, poor general sanitation, improper sanitizing or storage of multiuse utensils.

Nomad--8590 Melrose Ave., L.A. Closed 2/2 to 2/3. No public health permit, no plans submitted.

110th Street Burger--11001 S. Compton Ave., L.A. Closed 2/16 to 2/17. No public health permit.

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Payton Village Restaurant--1654 W. Adams Blvd., L.A. Closed 2/19 to 2/23. No public health permit.

Penguin’s Place Frozen Yogurt--11901 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. Closed 2/23 to 2/24. Sewage system failure.

Peter’s Pizza King--15596 E. Gale Ave., Hacienda Heights. Closed 2/16 to 2/17. No potable water supply or no hot water.

Pioneer Chicken--14341 Clark Ave., Bellflower. Closed 2/2 to 2/4. Poor general sanitation.

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Press Club Cabaret--600 W. Pico Blvd., L.A. Closed 2/22 to 2/23. No public health permit.

Sir Graham Restaurant--230 N. La Brea Ave., Inglewood. Closed 2/18; reopened same day. No public health permit.

Thai Ocean Restaurant--2547 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. Closed 2/23 to 2/24. No public health permit.

Thai on Van Nuys--6855 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys. Closed 2/5 to 2/18. Vermin infestation, gross contamination of food preparation surfaces.

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Tijuana Bar--2808 Florence Ave., Huntington Park. Closed 2/16; reopened same day. No public health permit.

2 for 1 Pizza Company--5101 W. Venice Blvd., L.A. Closed 2/18; reopened same day. No public health permit.

Uncle Mustache--404 S. Figueroa St., L.A. Closed 2/26; reopened same day. No potable water supply or no hot water.

Winchell’s Donut House--2501 S. San Pedro St., L.A. Closed 2/16 to 2/18. Vermin infestation.

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York Pearl Chinese Seafood--5689 York Blvd., L.A. Closed 2/19; reopened same day. No public health permit.

Zabumba Restaurant--10717 Venice Blvd., L.A. Closed 2/25 and remains closed.* No public health permit

*Remained closed as of March 1.


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