May 6: Restaurant Report

By Heather Sullivan - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A Hanover restaurant has been in business since 1935, but closed its doors for a couple of days to make sure some critical violations were fixed, and they were.

Liberty Market at 523 S. Washington Highway in Hanover had 7 critical violations on a recent state health inspection. The inspector noted observing a sink was clogged and backed up with grease laden wastewater. The report says the person in charge voluntarily agreed to close the facility until all violations were repaired. A follow-up report two days later says all violations were corrected and the facility reopened. We spoke with a manager who declined to comment for our report.

Moving to Chesterfield, Hank's Barbecue at 4810 Jefferson Davis Highway had 4 critical violations. The inspector wrote that bacterial growth was visible on the ice storage bin and deflector of the ice machine. Violations were corrected during the inspection. The restaurant had no critical violations on a follow-up.

And in Richmond, Phillips Continental Lounge at 5704 Grove Avenue had 4 critical violations, including that the white gravy in the fridge should have been discarded five days earlier. Violations were corrected during the inspection. A follow-up report is not yet available. We contacted the restaurant but did not receive comment.

This week's NBC 12 Hall of Fame goes to Subway at 7083 Mechanicsville Turnpike in Hanover. This sandwich shop has earned perfect scores on its last three out of four inspections, and has had no critical violations since 2008. Explained Gurvinber Singh with Subway, "We are busy but we try to keep up with regular cleaning every day. We do all the cleaning twice a day. We have a checklist of what's supposed to be done every day."

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