Delray Beach Community, Just Six Years Old, On Fourth Restaurant Operator…
REPORT: “Accumulation Of Black/Green Mold-Like Substance … Food Contact Surface Soiled With Food Debris…”
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The fourth restaurant to operate in six years in the high-drama community of Seven Bridges in West Delray Beach was just cited for eleven health code violations, according to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
The restaurant, known as Prime 7, was not closed. Florida DBPR assigned it a passing grade despite the deficiencies. It is currently operated by a company identified in public records as “Food Service Delray, LLC,” with a primary address in Broward County.
According to a report provided to BocaNewsNow.com, an inspector recorded the following deficiencies and violations during the inspection on April 20, 2022. Per BocaNewsNow.com policy, we publish the actual language written by the inspector — editing only for spelling or clarity.
Basic – Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine/bin.
Basic – Commercially processed reduced oxygen packaged fish bearing a label indicating that it is to remain frozen until time of use no longer frozen and not removed from reduced oxygen package…tuna at walk-in cooler. Employee opened the package. **Corrected On-Site**
Basic – No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees at pizza station.. manager provided sign. **Corrected On-Site**
High Priority – Non-food grade paper/paper towel used as a liner for food container in bean sprouts, garnishes. Employee moved paper towel. **Corrected On-Site**
Intermediate – Commercially processed ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety food opened and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening…milk was opened Monday. Manager date marked. **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation**
Intermediate – Food-contact surface soiled with food debris, mold-like substance or slime….can opener blades. Employee cleaned **Corrected On-Site**
Intermediate – Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times…stored chemicals bottles in handwashing sink at dishwashing area. Employee moved those things. **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation**
Intermediate – Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing…..stored soiled utensils in handwashing sink at beverage Starbucks station. Manager moved utensils. **Corrected On-Site**
Intermediate – No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink at Starbucks beverage station, bar. Manager provided **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation**
Intermediate – No soap provided at handwash sink at bar. Manager provided soap. **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation**
Intermediate – Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled…multi cleaner spray bottle. Manager labeled. **Corrected On-Site**
The restaurant continues to be a controversial part of the controversial Seven Bridges community. The original restaurant operator was removed from Seven Bridges when questions were raised over its bookkeeping. That company is now suing the Seven Bridges homeowners association. The second company reportedly couldn’t make money and was replaced by famed chef Angelo Ellia. His high-profile attempt ended in less than a year when residents verbally assaulted his workers, with one resident stalking workers and allegedly threatening physical assault when food was delayed.
The Seven Bridges community continues to battle a federal religious discrimination case and is a party to four open cases in Palm Beach County Circuit Court.
Despite the restaurant issues, lawsuits, and federal imprisonment of two homeowners, real estate expert Zev Friedus tells us that the community remains hot and property values are soaring. There are currently sixteen homes for sale in Seven Bridges ranging from $1.8M to $4.99M.
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