"WE HAVE PASSED 3 (THREE) INSPECTIONS SINCE 05-14-07 THE LAST ONE ON MAY 31ST WITH ONLY 8 POINTS (28 PASS). STILL THE "HEALTH DEPARTMENT" DO NOT ALLOW US TO OPEN. WE WIL [sic] CONTINUE TO REQUEST INSPECTIONS. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT."
From the Eater field agent, who snapped these photos: "Delices de Paris at 321 Ninth St. on Fifth Avenue in Park Slope. This cafe has already had some controversy with the split-up of its husband and wife owners, but now they appear to be drawing extra DOH scrutiny and are mad as hell about it. About 9 different taped notes explain the reasons for their failure in May (unimportant) and describes their most recent inspection, in which they performed really well, but not perfectly. Something about hairnets, fruit flies, broken refrigerators...Anyway, they are directing customers to complain to the DOH about the closure, and to patronize their smaller cafe on 7th Avenue."
Curiously, the latest available material on the DOH website indicates that the restaurant did, in fact, pass inspection. There is more to this story, we're guessing and, as such, an investigation team has been dispatched.
· Delices de Paris [DOH]