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Slots Tavern Shut Down by Health Department

The restaurant lacked adequate refrigeration

Health Inspected
Health Inspected
Bradley Martin

The Southern Nevada Heath District shut down the Five Star Tavern, the slots bar at 1905 N. Decatur Blvd., on Wednesday, Sept. 27, after a routine inspection revealed an imminent health hazard.

Inspectors found a lack of adequate refrigeration during the visit. Spoiled food, food held at the wrong temperature during storage, unposted grade cards and more were just some of the demerits the health department issued.

Other inspections dating back to 2011 resulted in an A grade.

This isn’t the chain’s first brush with the health department. The Five Star Tavern at 6320 Simmons St. in North Las Vegas came within one point of being shut down by the Southern Nevada Health District after a routine inspection on Monday, April 3.

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.

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