Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop at 322 W. Sahara Ave. was shut down by the Southern Nevada Health District after a re-inspection on Aug. 18 revealed an imminent health hazard.
Inspectors returned after issuing a B grade on June 24 to find a lack of adequate refrigeration at the restaurant. SNHD also issued 17 demerits for ineffective pest control measures, inaccurate thermometers, potentially hazardous foods held at an improper temperature and more.
This Capriotti’s location earned a C grade in 2012 that was upgraded to an A grade 11 days later. In addition to a B grade in June, the restaurant earned one in 2015. Otherwise the sandwich shop earned A grades since 2009.
Other restaurants shut down by SNHD include Nutrition Rush Snack Bar at 4985 W. Tropicana Ave., closed on Aug. 11 after a re-inspection. Demerits include food held at the wrong temperature, food unprotected from potential contamination, a lack of hot and cold holding equipment, inaccurate thermometers and more. SNHD originally inspected the restaurant on July 20 with a 38-demerit C grade.
Cafe Noodle & Chinese BBQ at 4355 Spring Mountain Road remains closed after a 53-demerit inspection on July 14.
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.