Near North Side recreational facility...

Near North Side recreational facility closed by city Health Dep...

There are 3 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 13, 2008, titled Near North Side recreational facility closed by city Health Dep.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A Near North Side recreational facility was closed Friday after inspectors found rat feces and live fruit flies, according to the Chicago Department of Public Health.

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Columbia, SC

#1 Apr 14, 2008
Nice!! I feel so good that I eat here regularly after volleball sometimes. Not anymore!!
north beach employee

Chicago, IL

#2 Apr 15, 2008
i've worked at this facility for almost 5 years. i have NEVER seen any evidence of rodents. i have not seen any fruit flies in the building in months and months (and having worked in restaurants for 14 years i've seen fruit flies in EVERY restuarant i've worked in including fine dining establishments).

the first was an ambush of 25 people on a busy friday night. i was there the day the health dept stormed in to "recheck" and when i noticed the grown man i hadn't seen yet walking through a children's party i nicely asked him if he was there for the party. he barked at me pompously that he was the health dept. he was rude and arrogant.

while i absolutely understand the importance of the health dept and sanitation laws and prevention, i feel this closure is unfair and has hurt many people. we cater to private events and were forced to cancel. also, the kitchen was not the area mentioned in the report. the kitchen PASSED the inspection. we are located in a giant warehouse where we have indoor sports. we don't serve food and beverage in the environment that they have portrayed. we are doing everything in our power to fix this situation and we continue to believe and support this amazing and unique venue. north beach is all about having fun. and i think maybe the health dept has a giant stick in their... ahem. and they have a grudge against those who like to kick back and have fun!!!:P

i will continue to work at this facility, eat the food, drink the bevs and refer people to come join us. please take these absolute exaggerations and unfair judgements with a grain of salt. north beach is a great place.
north beach employee

Chicago, IL

#3 Apr 15, 2008
also, we regularly exterminate!!!!!!! and we would be happy to provide record.

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