Congee Bowery Reopens, UC Lounge Remains Closed

Congee Bowery at 207 Bowery was reinspected Friday and has reopened for business.

Following up on a story we brought you last week, the popular Congee Bowery restaurant has reopened. Originally shuttered on Jan. 9 for racking up 55 points in sanitary violations–just two weeks after scoring 50 points–the restaurant was reinspected by the health department twice last week and finally given the green light on Jan. 13, records show. The subsequent inspections logged 18 points and then 11 points, the latter of which consisted of three violations, only one considered “critical.”

Judging from all the lamentations on Twitter about Congee Bowery’s closure, we suspect this news will be greeted with joy by the eatery’s fans.

In other neighborhood restaurant inspections news, the UC Lounge has not been so fortunate in its reinspections and remains closed. Shuttered by the health department Jan. 5 for a score of 53 points, the Ludlow Street nightclub was reinspected five days later and ordered to remain closed after scoring 14 points.