Foundation on Essex Receives Second DOH Closure Notice

Posted on: October 19th, 2011 at 6:41 am by

The tumultuous history of eighteen-month-old nightclub Foundation, located at 137 Essex, continues with news of another Health Department violation.

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After the dust settled from the Seventh Precinct raid in mid-June, Foundation was closed two months later by order of the Health Department. Violation points totaled twenty-eight, and the requisite yellow notice was subsequently slapped to the smoked-glass door window. Infractions at the time of closing ran the gamut from “Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution” to improper plumbing.

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Yet despite the edict, the posh velvet ropers at 137 Essex Street continued to covertly operate late-night on weekends. On several occasions the DOH sticker was covered. Other readers have confirmed this as well.

Well, guess what. Foundation was again DOH’d last week, but seemingly without an updated inspection. Rather, a second yellow adhesive was stuck to the door on October 15. Another slap on the wrist. Let’s see what happens…

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