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Ethiopian Restaurant Shut Down by Health Department

A Thai restaurant comes close to being shut down.

Bradley Martin

Axum Ethiopian at 860 E. Twain Ave. was shut down by the Southern Nevada Health District after a routine inspection on May 31.

Axum Ethiopian demerits

Axum Ethiopian demerits

Inspectors found a pest infestation, which called for the immediate closing of the restaurant.

SNHD shut down the restaurant in 2007 and 2011. That 2007 inspection revealed 62 demerits.

Weera Thai at 3839 W. Sahara Ave. came within two points of being shut down by SNHD after a routine inspection on June 1.

Weera Thai demerits

Weera Thai demerits

Inspectors issued 39 demerits during the inspection. Among the violations: spoiled food, staff not properly washing their hands, food unprotected from potential contamination ineffective pest control measures and more.

This is the first time since inspections at Weera Thai started in 2010 that the restaurant earned a C grade.

The health district conducts unannounced inspections at least once a year. Inspections are posted online about five days after the inspection. The Southern Nevada Health District routinely shuts down restaurants that receive more than 40 demerits. Restaurants have the option of requesting a re-inspection before the next scheduled inspection.

Axum Ethiopian Restaurant

, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 693-6230

Weera Thai Restaurant

3839 West Sahara Avenue, , NV 89102 (702) 873-8749 Visit Website