Friday, October 13, 2017

[Updated] DOH temporarily closes Starbucks on 1st Avenue at 13th Street

This inspection took place yesterday...

The inspection report with the reported violations has not been posted online just yet. Pubic records show that this location has an A rating from an August inspection with 9 violation points for "Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service."


The DOH report is now online.

An inspector levied 33 violation points, the most critical being No. 1:

1) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
2) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.


The city gave this location the OK to reopen after an inspection on oct. 18. According to the inspection report, there were 0 violation points.

H/T @jcastro_nyc


Anonymous said...

ooh, that's not gonna be good for business.

Anonymous said...

Oh, no! Where will I go for coffee now? Are there any other coffeeterias in the EV???

Brian Van said...

It's difficult to picture how a Starbucks of all places could run afoul of sanitary measures, since so much of the food is either boiled on-spot, packaged, or powdery-dry... I consider this an impressive feat

Anonymous said...


It might because of the poop *in* the coffee. Not kidding.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to anonymous for the Doody in Coffee info.
So... how does it get in there - no one washes their hands ?

Anonymous said...

With all of the coffee shops within blocks that have way better coffee, who even goes there?

vshaweddy said...

There is Saltwater on 12th st and 1st ave. They are way better than Starbucks! :)

Anonymous said...

The money shot from that article is:

"We’re basically bathed in feces as a society."

I think it has something to do with millennials who believe that hand washing is oppressive. Also they take their iPhones into the bathrooms and poop gets all over their phones and later they touch their phones and transfer fine poo particles to the ice scoops, etc. Elementary.

Downtowner said...

In the word of Monty Burns...."Excellent."

Anonymous said...

Why is there one commissioner for both health AND mental hygiene? Each is a monumental task if you think about it. This is like Trump putting Kushner in charge of making Middle east peace AND solving the American opioid crisis.

Anonymous said...

Anyone remember The Great Taco Bell KFC Rat Invasion Of 2007? LOL @ the location in an ultra-prime spot of real estate (6th Avenue between W.3rd and W.4th Sts.)( being shut down by a pack of rats - GO RATS! :)

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Anonymous said...

"millennial think hand washing is oppressive" LMAO where do you come up with this

Anonymous said...

I think they might have gotten a lot of mice from all the demolition happening right next to the hospital on 13th and 2nd. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the apartments in between have more mice than usual too. Still, there's no excuse for not ensuring that the mice are not dealt with (with some kind of corporate protocol) or at least that the consumable products are protected from contamination.