UPDATE: Great Wall Closed (Again, and Perhaps Permanently) for Three Critical Violations

Health Agent Jamie Terry reports that a recent inspection of Great Wall resulted in its closure. It will face a second revocation hearing on June 6.

the Asian restaurant on Main Street, was closed on Wednesday evening after an inspection resulted in three "critical violations" by the Board of Health. Two of the violations were related to temperature, and the third was inadequate sanitizer strength for the dish machine.

One refrigeration unit read at a temperature of 50°F, and in the fridge were three food items that temped between 49°F and 52°F, according to Health Agent Jamie Terry.

Great Wall's owners and management for a revocation hearing resulting from a series of poor inspections and closings since its opening in 2009.

In a hearing that lasted for more than two hours, two of the three board members voted to give the restaurant a "last chance."

"This will be a last resort," said Glenn French during the last hearing. "No more critical violations can happen. I will move that it's an immediate shutdown and revocation will be on the table. And that's pretty much where it will go."

Terry said that the restaurant will remain closed until the next Board of Health hearing, which was originally scheduled for June 12 at 6:15 p.m. The owners have asked to meet with the board sooner if possible. Terry is awaiting responses from board members to see if it is possible.

Update: Great Wall will meet with the Board of Health for a public revocation hearing on Wednesday, June 6, at 6 p.m. at the Town Hall, Conference Room B.

Maureen May 31, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Why would anyone eat here?
Sandro Paz June 01, 2012 at 01:30 AM
This would be comical if it weren't appalling.
Michael Horgan June 02, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Just close this place already. Why is the town keeping this place open for the last two years. In Boston a restaurant like this would have been closed the first time around. Giving this place chance after chance is putting people lives at risk. Just close it already!
Chris L. June 04, 2012 at 10:23 PM
what's with the last chances? If a customer gets sick, will the town help pick up the ER tab? Better yet, why would anyone eat here anyway?
First Parish Northborough June 05, 2012 at 03:20 PM
I am embarrassed to say I have been eating lo mein noodles from here for months; I didn't know about any of this (I live out of town)! I never got sick, but I get the vegetarian lo mein, which they make very well-they actually put lots of vegetables in it! Some places just don't put meat and call it vegetable lo mein. Oh, well. Lucky I escaped alive!
Brian Northborough June 06, 2012 at 05:42 AM
I always liked the food there and I too never got sick...but once i found out about these violations i was really disappointed. They really had tasty food there. The Kung Pao Double Delight was fantastic...


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