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Brick Store: ’embarrassed, angered and motivated’

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Brick Store: ’embarrassed, angered and motivated’

The Brick Store Pub. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt
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The Brick Store Pub. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

The Brick Store Pub. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

The Brick Store Pub told its customers that it is working hard to fix problems that led to a failing grade on their most recent health inspection.

Owners posted a message on Facebook on July 18 addressing the report. The Brick Store scored a 59, which is considered unsatisfactory.

“We are equal parts embarrassed, angered and motivated by the score recently given to us by the DeKalb County Health Department,” the Facebook message says. “We truly regret the distress this causes those who have supported us so faithfully over these 17 years. Be assured this score is not indicative of our dedication to food safety. Nor is it one that will ever be repeated.”

While the owners said they were committed to correcting the mistakes, they took issue with the Health Department’s grading system, calling it “seriously flawed.”

Here is the full statement from The Brick Store posted on the company’s Facebook page:

Dear Brick Store friends and patrons:

We are equal parts embarrassed, angered and motivated by the score recently given to us by the Dekalb County Health Department. We truly regret the distress this causes those who have supported us so faithfully over these 17 years. Be assured this score is not indicative of our dedication to food safety. Nor is it one that will ever be repeated.

That said, the restaurant sanitation grading system is seriously flawed, and we disagree with several key interpretations of the code that led to this grade. However, we are committed to working with the health department to avoid vagaries and confusion in the future. Please remain confident in our ability to provide you with outstanding dishes prepared in a safe setting.

We are currently open for business!!

As always, we thank you for your continued faith and support.

Tom, Mike, Dave

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