The Southern Nevada Health District shut down China Star, the Chinese restaurant at 2590 S. Maryland Pkwy., after a routine inspection on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Inspectors cited a pest infestation, as the reason. Health inspectors also found a lack of hand washing facilities, ineffective pest control measures and more during the 22-demerit inspection.
The health department last shut down the restaurant in 2011 with a 47-demerit inspection. Other inspections dating back to 2005 reveal eight C grades over the years.
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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