Restaurant Report: Inspectors find violations at gentlemen’s club in Jacksonville

Restaurant Report: 1/24/2020

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Your health and safety is the reason Action News Jax’s Ben Becker goes out every week to get you answers about the places where you love to eat.

He highlights the violations state inspectors found at restaurants in the Jacksonville area.

In this week’s original Restaurant Report, Becker paid a visit to Emperor’s Gentlemen’s Club on University Boulevard near Philips Highway.

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During a state inspection, sewage was found backing up through a floor drain, a food manager certification was expired and there were potentially hazardous food temperatures.

It was temporarily closed.

Becker asked to speak with a manager. The manager told him off camera that plumbers were already working on the problem when the inspector wrote up the club.

Elsewhere, Munchies on St. Johns Avenue near Hamilton Street was cited for one live roach, 15 rodent droppings and live small-flying insects. The restaurant was temporarily closed.

Inspectors said the Waffle House on Roosevelt Boulevard near San Juan Avenue had a mold-like substance in an ice machine, potentially hazardous food temperatures and flooring soiled with debris.

Bold Bean Coffee Roasters on Hendricks Avenue near Atlantic Boulevard was cited for potentially hazardous food temperatures, a cutting board that was soiled and a manager lacking proof of certification.

All the restaurants mentioned in the report have passed follow-up inspections.