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Bubby's Explains Why the DOH Shut Them Down

On Saturday, after a third failed inspection, the Department of Health closed Dumbo's favorite family spot and sausage and pie source Bubby's. In the signage that graces the door, management explains that the shutter was due to a broken storm drain that led to minor flooding and an increase of flies, and in fact flies ("house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies, and flesh flies"), vermin, and poor plumbing accounted for a large part of the violations the restaurant racked up during this weekend's inspection and those the restaurant failed in June and May. But that's not all they missed:

Sanitary Violations
1) Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.
2) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
3) Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
4) Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.
5) Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
6) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
7) Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; anti-siphonage or backflow prevention device not provided where required; equipment or floor not properly drained; sewage disposal system in disrepair or not functioning properly.
They hope to reopen tomorrow.
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1 Main St., Brooklyn, NY