MANHATTAN — The veteran SoHo restaurant and music venue Boom was forced to close down on Friday after the city's health inspectors found evidence of live roaches, flies and plumbing problems.
The 152 Spring St. restaurant, which has been open for more than 20 years, racked up 38 health violation points, according to the city's restaurant inspection website.
The restaurant plans to re-open on Wednesday, manager Marchi Palloni said Tuesday evening.
"Everything is fine now. We just need to make sure that everything is under Health Department laws," he said.
The restaurant, whose slogan is "make food not war," received two other poor health ratings this summer. On Aug. 22, health inspectors found roaches, flies, evidence of rats and "inadequate personal cleanliness." The restaurant received 52 points then.
On Sept. 6, Boom racked up a whopping 93 points. Inspectors found evidence of rats and said that cold and hot foods were kept at unsafe temperatures.
Under the grading system the city introduced in July 2010, restaurants with 28 or more violation points receive a C grade. The Health Department immediately closes establishments with "conditions that may be hazardous to public health," according to its website.
Several Yelp reviewers described Boom as a hot spot for live music, dancing and people watching, but not dining.
"Come here for the eye candy … not the food," one reviewer wrote.