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Grand Sichuan Closed by Health Department for Mice and Roaches

By Emily Frost | March 2, 2015 1:47pm
 Grand Sichuan Restaurant was closed by the Health Department on Feb. 24. 
Grand Sichuan Restaurant was closed by the Health Department on Feb. 24. 
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UPPER WEST SIDE — The Amsterdam Avenue outpost of the popular Chinese restaurant chain Grand Sichuan was closed by the Health Department last week after inspectors found evidence of mice and roaches in the kitchen and food that wasn't being care for properly, records show.

The eatery, at 307 Amsterdam Ave. and 74th Street, was shuttered by the Health Department after racking up 49 violation points stemming from a Feb. 24 inspection.

Inspectors discovered live mice and roaches in the food prep areas and in other parts of the restaurant, describing the conditions as not "vermin-proof" and "conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist," records show. 

Additionally, food was not being kept cold enough or thawed properly, and was also not protected from contamination "during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service," records show.

The restaurant passed a subsequent inspection on Feb. 26 and was allowed to reopen, a Health Department spokesman said. An employee working at the restaurant Monday afternoon could not provide any further details but confirmed the restaurant was back in operation.

The Grand Sichuan chain has location across Manhattan, including Chelsea and the East Village.