Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The DOH temporarily closes the Ainsworth on 3rd Avenue

[Reader-submitted photo]

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.

Updated 2/15
The Ainsworth is back open.


Anonymous said...

those type of places serve food?

Anonymous said...

I think the ainsworth off park near in the high teen's has been shuttered too.

Gojira said...

More like The Ew-nsley. Cute trick with the white paper, folks.

Giovanni said...

Just another sign of what a “good neighbor” The Ainsworth plans to be.

@9:54AM Yes the Ainsworth Park closed down last year, but not before shattering noise records which have existed since the 1863 draft riots. Better stock up on earplugs before the warm weather arrives, the Ainsworth can get really loud.

Anonymous said...

Which is so illegal to do!

Anonymous said...

The term upscale sports bar cracks me up. I happen to like super-yuppie luxury bars like those in hotels and rooftops from time to time, so I'm not trying to sound like I'm above pinkies-out nights, but luxury sports bar is such a townie concept where the nicest place in your Ohio suburb to go is a Chilis or something. I assume people looking for that familiarity is who this place is catering to.

BagelGuy said...

Violation #1 = Automatic failure