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Tavern Almost Shut Down by the Health Department

The North Las Vegas restaurant earned 39 demerits

Health Inspected
Health Inspected
Bradley Martin

Five Star Tavern at 6320 Simmons St. in North Las Vegas that says “An evening with us promises to be an experience to remember” came within one point of being shut down by the Southern Nevada Health District after a routine inspection on Monday, April 3.

The 39-point inspection found spoiled food, food unprotected from potential contamination, staff not properly washing their hands, no grade cards posted and more. A restaurant needs 41 demerits to be shut down by the health department.

Since 2007, the restaurant typically received A grades from the health department, with the exceptions of a B grade in 2008 and a C grade in 2010.

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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