Woohoo! – Brick Store aces health inspectionBrick Store's new health score, a 96. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt
The DeKalb County Health Department gave The Brick Store Pub a do-over on its health inspection, and the famous restaurant did much better the second time.
Bricks Store’s new score is 96, an improvement over the 59 the store received on July 14. Brick Store employees and their defenders say the restaurant caught some bad luck on the first inspection. The coolers were malfunctioning that day and a repairman showed up while the inspector was on site.
Assistant General Manager Erin Sargent spoke to Decaturish on July 24, hours after the inspector completed their work.
Sargent said the Health Department offered Brick Store the opportunity to do a mock inspection before the July 24 visit to educate the employees and give them an opportunity to ask questions.
“We’re committed to serving delicious, safe food,” Sargent said. “That’s what we do every day. The one day she came we were having mechanical issues. We’re still committed.”
She said business held steady in the period between the failing health score and the passing one.
Brick Store was doing brisk business on a rainy Thursday afternoon. A city of Decatur employee was enjoying an early dinner and customers shared a laugh at the bar. As a reporter stood at the hostess station waiting to speak to Sargent, several customers lined up behind him to wait for a table.