The New York City Health Department closed Shalom Chai Pizza, 357 Grand Street, earlier this week. In an inspection on Tuesday, the kosher restaurant racked up 75 violation points. Among the items detailed in the report: hot food items held at below 140 degrees, cold food items held below 41 degrees, evidence of mice and “food contact surface not properly washed.”
This week’s inspection was a follow-up to a Health Department inspection conducted May 1. Shalom Chai remains closed this afternoon. The business is located in a troubled retail strip owned by the Seward Park Cooperative. In recent weeks, the building’s management contemplated renting space to 7 Eleven and Dunkin’ Donuts, but backed down when residents protested.