NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City health inspectors have slapped the new Calvin Klein Courtside Club at the Barclays Center with a preliminary violation, in part because the club had no toilet paper.
In a pre-permit inspection conducted on Oct. 2, the department found that the restrooms were not maintained and provided with toilet paper, a waste receptacle and a self-closing door.
The department also issued a violation for a use of “unacceptable material,” improper maintenance, and improper construction for cleaning for a non-food contact service. Altogether, the club received four violation points.
The Calvin Klein club was not alone among concessionaires at the new Brooklyn stadium in receiving a less-than-satisfactory preliminary evaluation from the Health Department.
The Honda/Legends Lounge was slapped with 12 violation points, after flies were found buzzing around the food and non-food areas. The department also said the facility was not vermin proof, and conditions were attracting vermin to the premises.
Also, a “wash hands” sign was not posted at the hand-washing facility as required, the department said.
The Robert Mondavi Winery at the Barclays Center was hit with 13 violation points, again in part because of a fly infestation and a facility deemed not to be vermin-proof. An improperly-constructed non-food contact surface also led to violation points against the wine venue.
The L&B Spumoni Gardens and Beer Room, the South Suite Stoli Bar and the MGM Foxwood Bar were each hit with two points for a lack of a “wash hands” sign. So was the 40/40 Club, an outpost of Jay-Z’s Manhattan nightclub.
The Barclays Center opened late last month with a series of eight concerts by Jay-Z.
None of the venues have received formal grades from the Health Department, as the evaluations were preliminary.
A Barclays Center spokesman emphasized to DNAInfo.com that the inspections were pre-permitting surveys to determine whether construction was complete. He added that all 50 food vendors in the arena passed the Health Department inspection and will receive permits, DNAInfo reported.
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