Shalom Chai, the kosher pizza restaurant at 357 Grand St., has finally reopened. The business was closed March 8, following a failed Department of Health inspection. At a re-inspection on Monday, Shalom Chai received 9 violation points, down from 61 points and has now been listed in the city’s online database with a “grade pending” designation. This means inspectors will be back sometime in the next few weeks. In the April 22 inspection, there was still “evidence of mice” and that the restaurant was cited for “not (being) vermin proof.”
One other update. We previously mentioned that Pho Grand, the popular Vietnamese spot at 277 Grand Street, was shuttered by the Health Department. It was re-inspected Monday but again failed, racking up 23 violation points.