Inspectors with the Long Beach Health Department temporarily shut down Shannon’s on Pine, a bar and restaurant on Pine Avenue, this month after finding vermin that included cockroaches in the kitchen area and fruit flies in the bar area.
The business, located at 209 Pine Ave., was closed July 20. The business was allowed to reopen a few days later after a re-inspection found the facility to be clean.
Other recent restaurant closures include:
- The Spoon Bistro, located at 649 Long Beach Blvd., was closed July 13 after inspectors found vermin. The business reopened three days later.
- Family Fish Market, 1705 E. Artesia Blvd., was closed June 26 after inspectors found vermin. The restaurant was allowed to reopen July 12.
- Church’s Chicken, 2553 Long Beach Blvd., was closed June 26 after inspectors found vermin. The restaurant reopened the next day, on June 27.
The Long Beach Health Department inspects restaurants roughly twice a year, once every nine months for fast-food establishments and once a year for prepackaged food facilities. Inspectors ensure restaurants follow guidelines on a range of issues, including food temperature, employee food handling practices and proper sanitation.