KTNV reports Grand China Restaurant on West Craig near Decatur in North Las Vegas was closed by inspectors after they discovered that the restaurant did not have any running hot water.
It usually takes more than 40 demerits to close a restaurant, but a situation such as this resulted in an automatic shutdown by the Southern Nevada Health District at 35 demerits.
And there were many other problems: a continuous leak from a kitchen sink that needed fixing; hand sinks being used for jobs other than hand washing; uncovered food found double-stacked; prepared food in the walk-in cooler improperly labeled and dated; and a tea bag wrongly attached to the spout of a hot water dispenser.
An inspector found an extremely filthy wok station, a dirty can opener, and an ice cream scoop left on a dirty surface. The floor was very dirty and, when inspectors looked at the ceiling, they found falling tiles due to excess water damage.
Channel 13 stopped by Grand China once the restaurant re-opened for business after re-inspection.
Tricia Kean: You had 35 demerits and a closure because you had no hot water. Is there a manager or owner here that I can talk to?
"No, nobody can talk here."