Kitchen’s closed: Brooklyn Heights eatery Teresa’s temporarily shutters due to health-code violations

Closed: Department of Health officials forced the owners of Teresa’s in Brooklyn Heights to temporarily close the eatery after inspectors discovered signs of mice and other sanitary issues during a Tuesday inspection.
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The owners of a Brooklyn Heights eatery temporarily shut its doors after Department of Health officials slapped the spot with several violations after a Tuesday inspection.

Agency leaders issued Montague Street restaurant Teresa’s two critical sanitary violations, after inspectors found evidence of mice inside, and saw that the kitchen’s setup did not adequately protect food from contamination, according to records.

Health officials also issued the Polish joint between Hicks Street and Pierrepont Place one non-critical penalty, because its owners did not properly vermin-proof the space, whose current state could attract more creepy-crawlies.

The restaurateurs cannot reopen the establishment until they remedy all of the violations, according to Health Department spokeswoman Danielle De Souza, who said she did not know how long Teresa’s doors will remain shuttered.

The eatery’s owners could not be reached for comment.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Updated 1:38 pm, March 14, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

Jim from Cobble Hill says:
I guess the bribe didn't make it through in time. Ever since what happened to Carciofo over on Court St, it's obvious to everyone what these "inspections" are truly looking for.
March 15, 6:41 am
Frank from Bensonhurst says:
Figures that in Brooklyn Heights there is a cleaners next door that's organic. What is organic cleaners ? Is that like organic fruit ?
March 15, 7:03 am
Andrew Porter from Brooklyn Heights says:
Sorry to read this. I've eaten there for decades. Hope they fix the problems as soon as possible!
March 15, 11:17 am
William from Brooklyn Heights says:
@Frank from Bensonhurst. Organic cleaners means no harsh chemicals are used to dry clean. Even someone from Bensonhurst should be able to figure that one out!
March 17, 6:23 pm

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