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Richmond Heights Restaurant Inspections: 'Excessive' Fruit Flies, Wet Mops

A look at September restaurant inspections conducted by the St. Louis County Department of Health.

Here is a look at some of the restaurant inspections conducted in and near Richmond Heights during September. Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch examined inspection reports in the 63117 ZIP code. Information has been compiled using publicly available data published to the website of the .

Unless otherwise noted, all inspections were conducted on a routine basis.

Additional inspection reports posted at noon Monday.

NORDSTROM CAFE BISTRO, 1453 Saint Louis Galleria (follow-up inspection)
Inspection date: Sept. 29
Grade: A (96)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "ServSafe provided."
  • "Dishmachine heat sanitizer is not reaching 180 degrees. … Use 3-compartment sink for wash, rinse and sanitizing until dishmachine is reaching 180 degrees on rise (sic) cycle."
  • "Hepatitis A provided."


NORDSTROM E-BAR, 1453 Saint Louis Galleria
Inspection date: Sept. 29
Grade: A (95)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Facility unable to provide hepatitis A vaccinations."
  • "Record keeping for hepatitis A needs to be documented."


P.F. CHANG'S CHINA BISTRO, 25 The Boulevard ()
Inspection date: Sept. 1
Grade: A (94)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Back storage, garbage, mopsink area has an excessive amount of fruit flies. Door leading to outside does not provide a tight seal."
  • "Facility unable to provide proof of hepatitis A for all employees."


PF CHANG'S CHINA BISTRO, 25 The Boulevard
Inspection date: Sept. 12
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Flies in back storage area have been cut down to a minimum."
  • "Items corrected: Hepatitis A provided."
  • "Records up to date."


KALDI'S COFFEE AT SCHNUCKS, 6600 Clayton Rd. ()
Inspection date: Sept. 15
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: None listed

STARBUCKS, 1155 Saint Louis Galleria ()
Inspection date: Sept. 1
Grade: A (95)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Facility unable to provide proof of hepatitis A for all employees."
  • "Bar area is not protected by glass to prevent customers reaching over and/or other contaminates."


STARBUCKS, 1155 Saint Louis Galleria (follow-up inspection)
Inspection date: Sept. 12
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Item corrected: Hepatitis A records provided."


STARRS, 1135 S. Big Bend Blvd. ()
Inspection date: Sept. 29
Grade: A (95)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Follow up on 9/30/2011 for food safety certificate; facility closed at time of inspection."
  • "Follow up on 9/30/2011 for hepatitis A vaccinations; facility closed at time of inspection."
  • "No thermometer in reach-in cooler near grill area."
  • "1) Food storage containers in kitchen area are not labeled with common name of contents. 2) Prepackaged dips are not labeled according to law."
  • "No splash guard provided at handsink in deli area."
  • "Provide sanitizer test strips."
  • "Provide backflow prevention device at mop sink."
  • "1) Ceiling tiles in back storage room are damaged and need to be nonabsorbant (sic) and easily cleanable. … 2) Remove any unnecessary equipment to prevent pest harborage."
  • "Lighting throughout facility above food and food storage areas must be protected. … Lighting in two-door freezer in retail store operation is not protected."

General comments:

  • "St. Louis County Health must be notified of any name and menu changes."


STARRS, 1135 S. Big Bend Blvd. (follow-up inspection)
Inspection date: Sept. 30
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "ServSafe provided."
  • "Hepatitis A provided; please keep info at facility."


SUNRISE ON CLAYTON, 7920 Clayton Rd. ()
Inspection date: Sept. 27
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: None listed

VFW POST 3500, 1717 S. Big Bend Blvd. ()
Inspection date: Sept. 21
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: None listed

VILLA FRESH ITALIAN KITCHEN, 1155 Saint Louis Galleria ()
Inspection date: Sept. 1
Grade: A (94)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Potentially hazardous foods were being held at 128 degrees. … Corrected on site."
  • "Facility unable to provide proof of hepatitis A for all employees."
  • "Record keeping is not clear and concise."
  • "Mops left in water; no equipment to hang mops to air dry."


VILLA FRESH ITALIAN KITCHEN, 1155 Saint Louis Galleria (follow-up inspection)
Inspection date: Sept. 12
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Item corrected: All records provided."
  • "Item corrected: Record keeping is complete."
  • "Mops are hung up in rack until a permanent rack is in place."


WHEELERS AMOCO SERVICE, 7830 Clayton Rd.
Inspection date: Sept. 15
Grade: A (98)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Ice dispenser on soda machine has a buildup of mildew."
  • "Walls around mop sink and back wall in dry storage area is damaged and in need of repairs."


YEN CHING RESTAURANT, 1012 S. Brentwood Blvd. ()
Inspection date: Sept. 27
Grade: A (97)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Food storage containers are not labeled with common name of contents."
  • "Refrigeration units throughout facility are in need of repairs. One with duct tape on door, shelving held up with rope. … Freezer next wok has a buildup of food debris and needs some repairs."
  • "Lighting above ice machine and ice bin are not protected."

Questions about this report may be directed to nate.birt@patch.com.

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