Several readers have noted that the Ainsworth East Village has been closed since last Wednesday... which coincided with a DOH inspection.
The Ainsworth, part of a growing chainlet of upscale sports bars, opened at the end of December on Third Avenue and 11th Street.
According to public records at the DOH, inspectors issued 86 violation points. The top violations included:
1) Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
2) Food contact surface improperly constructed or located. Unacceptable material used.
3) Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure to enable cleanliness of employees not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable hand-drying device not provided.
Per one reader: "They're trying to hide a yellow closure sticker by conveniently hanging a white sign over the sticker that the DOH placed on their door." (As seen in top photo.)
The Village Pourhouse closed at this location last April after 11 years in business.
The Ainsworth is back open.