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Reporting by Stacie Joy
On Tuesday, the Department of Health temporarily closed EV old-timer Lucy's (aka Blanche's Lucy's Tavern) at 135 Avenue A between St. Mark's Place and Ninth Street.
According to DOH records: "Food Protection Certificate (FPC) not held by manager or supervisor of food operations."
While Lucy's doesn't offer any dining options, the city requires training in food safety and basic handling procedures for bartenders or managers, such as sliced fruit for mixed drinks.
Unfortunately, that wasn't the case.
And there's another paperwork issue to manage: the bar's liquor license expired yesterday.
Lucy said she is asking the State Liquor Authority to help her find someone who speaks Polish to assist her with the confusing paperwork required to start the renewal process.
The bar may be closed for some time while all this gets straightened out.