Monday, April 29, 2013
The owner is looking to sell the Chinese restaurant.
Open for a little more than a year, China Moon is for sale, said owner Yi Chen. Chen took over the restaurant, which was formerly Great Wall, located at 259 Main St., in August of 2012. Great Wall had been permanently closed by the Board of Health due to numerous violations. Earlier this year, China Moon, too, accumulated a series of violations that resulted in a public hearing for the restaurant. A poor inspection in January included 11 critical violations, including food left out at room temperature, unwrapped food, food with hair in it and dirty hood screens. A follow-up inspection in February resulted in five critical violations during the visit. Later that month, Board of Health members ordered China Moon to hire a consultant to clean…
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
After four closings, and two revocation hearings, the Board of Health has closed the doors on Great Wall Asian restaurant.
The Northborouth Board of Health voted unanimously on Wednesday night to revoke the food license for Great Wall, an Asian restaurant located at 259 West Main St. "I have no confidence in this restaurant at all—none," said Glenn French, board member. "I don’t think they can straighten their act out. I don’t see any other arguments to be made. They had their chance, they had their opportunity, for good or bad, they had it, and they blew it. I gave ‘em a chance. I was overly optimistic that I thought this thing would straighten itself out. It’s the operators fault that this happened with the restaurant. It’s been a long time coming and it’s not a surprise, and I don’t have any kind words to put to it." The decisive, stern words came from …
The troubled Asian restaurant comes before the Board of Health for its second revocation hearing within a month.
Great Wall, the Asian restaurant that has been closed down by the Northborough Board of Health four times since opening, and has already faced one license revocation hearing, will come before the board again on Wednesday, June 6, at 6 p.m. in Conference Room B at the Town Hall. The hearing is open to the public. Great Wall was given a "final chance" last month when it came before the Board of Health after being closed for numerous critical violations. Pleading for a final chance to turn it around, the restaurant was cited for two more violations this past week and promptly closed until the revocation hearing on Wednesday.
Monday, June 4, 2012
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.
Great Wall, 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 faced the Board of Health on May 14 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 "…
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The Board of Health voted 2-1 not to revoke Great Wall's food license.
In an act of leniency, the Board of Health will allow Great Wall Restaurant a last, last chance at keeping its business open. Voting two to one, after a two-hour plus hearing, the board is allowing the restaurant one last chance to completely clean up its act. Board members Glenn French and Dilip Jain voted in favor of letting the restaurant keep its food license, under strict provisions. Deirdre O'Connor voted no. "You are setting a precedent for how far a restaurant can push this," said O'Connor. "I am not willing to put the public at risk anymore. I understand that it's a question of livelihood versus lives." Great Wall will be on probation, as it was, until the board's next meeting in June, during which time it must implement a day of …
Monday, May 7, 2012
After being closed down by the Board of Health, Great Wall made vast improvements. But with its history, even the slightest infraction brings the restaurant in danger of losing its license.
Great Wall Restaurant will again face the Board of Health, which will vote at its next meeting whether to permanently revoke the restaurant's license. After a litany of violations, the restaurant was closed down last month. It was the third time the restaurant had been closed by the Board of Health. Great Wall reopened on April 18, and Health Agent Jamie Terry said it had made vast improvements during the closing. "They had corrected all the violations that were outstanding," said Terry. "They closed so they could educate and train the staff about the serious nature of the violations in general, and those that happened specifically, so they could take appropriate measures so it doesn’t happen again." The restaurant is within a 4-6 week …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
For the third time since it opened in 2009, Great Wall restaurant has been closed by the Board of Health due to violations.
Following a public hearing on April 10 that determined that the establishment had failed to comply with health code requirements, The Board of Health department issued a notice to Great Wall Restaurant that all operations "shall immediately cease and desist." This is the third time the restaurant has been closed due to violations, and will remain so through April 17, by which time all violations that were noted by town inspectors must be corrected. The closure, read the letter, "will be followed by a 4-6 week period of numerous surprise inspections conducted by the Town of Northborough's Health Department." Since Great Wall was closed in August of 2011, numerous issues have repeatedly come before the Board of Health, including staying open…