The Douglas County Health Department has begun closing about two dozen food and drink establishments for operating without a permit. Invoices were sent to those businesses on November 1st and all 2018 permits expired on December 31st.. A delinquency notice was sent on January 4th.
Operating without a permit is a misdemeanor, and violators are subject to a fine and jail time, or both, for each offense. Each day of operating without a permit is considered a separate offense. In addition, some businesses owe late fees from last year.
Health Director Dr. Adi Pour said the department does not want to close the businesses, "but they are aware of the law and have brought the problem on themselves. Operators know they must have a permit. They also know all permits expired December 31st."
The delinquent establishments will be closed starting Tuesday and citations will be issued by the Omaha Police Department.
Pour says all businesses that provide food or drink to the public present a potential public health risk. Therefore they are subject to regulation. The cost of the permits is used to cover the cost of inspections. I
Boulder Creek 14208 S ST
Cake Creations 1119 S 119 ST
McAlister's Deli 12405 W CENTER RD
Moe & Curly's Pub 2946 N 108 ST
Steve's Place Convenience Store 2202 N 16 ST
Bourbon Saloon 311 S 15 ST/2ND FLOOR
Café Le Fleur 14242 FORT ST STE 109
Candyopolis 10000 CALIFORNIA ST SPACE 2414
Candyopolis 3001 S 144 ST SPACE B11
D & E Food Creations 5059 S 108 ST
Grainolia Bakery 8501 N 30 ST
Great Wall Discount & Wholesale 4425 S 84 ST
IHM-Immaculate Heart of Mary 6435 MADISON AVE, LINCOLN
La Fogata 4623 S 33 ST
Manny's Grocery Store 4644 DODGE ST
Metro CC Bookstore 5300 N 30 ST BLDG 23
New Day Nutrition
Nicolosi Café 1928 LEAVENWORTH ST
Pancake Man PO BOXD 277, COUNCIL BLUFFS
Pressed 1620 DODGE ST STE 100
Redeye Tavern 8437 W CENTER RD
Rico Pan Bakery 4030 S 24 ST
Stock N Bonds 8528 PARK DR