MASSACHUSETTS: Great Wall closed permanently for food violations
Posted: June 7th, 2012 - 9:16pm
Source: Northboruogh Patch
The Northborouth Board of Health voted unanimously on Wednesday night to revoke the food license for Great Wall, an Asian restaurant located at 259 West Main St.
"I have no confidence in this restaurant at all—none," said Glenn French, board member. "I don’t think they can straighten their act out. I don’t see any other arguments to be made. They had their chance, they had their opportunity, for good or bad, they had it, and they blew it. I gave ‘em a chance. I was overly optimistic that I thought this thing would straighten itself out. It’s the operators fault that this happened with the restaurant. It’s been a long time coming and it’s not a surprise, and I don’t have any kind words to put to it."
The decisive, stern words came from French, who on May 15 advocated at a previous revocation hearing that Great Wall be given another chance, provided that food expert Dr. Sam Wong direct the restaurant into following the proper standards and procedures. On May 15, the board had voted 2-1 to allow Great Wall to reopen, with the understanding that it would be closed and face a revocation hearing if any critical violations were found.
Within three weeks, three critical violations were found.