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UES Blue 9 Burger Shuttered For Dirty Kitchen and No Sink: Health Dept.

By Shaye Weaver | January 6, 2017 3:21pm
 Blue 9 Burger was still closed as of Friday.
Blue 9 Burger was still closed as of Friday.
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UPPER EAST SIDE — Blue 9 Burger was forced to close by the health department for a contaminated kitchen and lack of a sink for employees to use to wash their hands, according to inspection records.

The 1415 Second Ave. burger joint at 74th Street shuttered after failing a Jan. 3 inspection that found the eatery's food prep area contaminated by sewage, the kitchen not properly washed or sanitized and food not protected from contamination, records show.

The restaurant also lacked a sink in the kitchen and bathroom. It was slapped with 51 violation points total, according to records.

The eatery, which offered a dozen hamburger varieties, including the "4x4 Quadruple Cheeseburger," did not answer calls for comment Friday.

Carolina Rodriguez, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health, said the restaurant had not requested a re-inspection as of Friday afternoon.