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Doh! Brick Store flunks health inspection


Doh! Brick Store flunks health inspection

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

The Brick Store Pub. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

This story has been updated. The Brick Store has issued a response to its most recent health inspection. To read it, click here

UPDATE JULY 24: Brick store was re-inspected on Thursday and received a score of 96. To read that story, click here

The Brick Store Pub, a famous Decatur institution, recently failed its health inspection, according to records published by the DeKalb County Board of Health.

Health inspectors visited the restaurant on July 14 and gave the Brick Store a score of 59, which is considered unsatisfactory.

Among the issues noted in the report:

– The inspector observed an employee handling raw fish then change gloves and continue making food without first washing their hands.

– The inspector saw pre-cooked turkey stored with raw ground beef, raw ground pork sausage and raw pork belly.

– The inspector found potentially hazardous foods that weren’t being cooled at an appropriate temperature.

– The inspector noticed bartenders making drinks “without using effective means to restrain hair longer than half an inch.”

– Employees did not use “an effective means of restraint for hair, beard, or mustache longer than ½ inch,” the inspector wrote.

Decaturish contacted Brick Store but was told a manager wasn’t available. A manager did tell WSB-TV that every violation is being addressed prior to a re-inspection next week. According to the report, the repairman showed up to fix the coolers while the inspector was on site.

The last inspection date for Brick Store was August of 2013. The restaurant made a B, scoring 81.

To read the full report, click here.