The Southern Nevada Health District shut down Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, the popular coffee house, at the Venetian after a routine inspection on Friday, Aug. 11. Health inspectors discovered that sewage or back waste wasn’t disposed of properly, calling for the immediate shutdown of the restaurant for an imminent health hazard.
Inspections dating back to 2005 reveal mostly A grades from the health department, with C grades issued in 2008 and 2010. The coffee shop’s last inspection on Jan. 30 resulted in an A grade after inspectors issued a B grade seven days before that.
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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