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Health Dept. Logs Violations at Trio of Phoenixville Eateries

August restaurant inspection results from the Montgomery County Health Department.

The following Phoenixville businesses were inspected by the Montgomery County Health Department in the month of August. The 2012 food establishment inspection results for all of Upper Providence Township are available here.

100 Cresson Boulevard Unit #2

Date of Inspection: 9/5 

Violations

  • Facility lacking current MCHD CFSM. Facility has two current ServSafe employees.
  • Facility has 30 days to submit reciprocity application. Application left at time of inspection.
  • Underneath soda and juice machine nozzles unclean.
  • Ice build up around condenser line in walk in freezer.
  • Heavy dust build up in vent above dish machine.
  • Food debris build up in bain marie and cold bar.
  • Wall surrounding ware washing area unclean, mold-like growth.
  • Stained and damaged ceiling tiles in dry storage room.
  • Floor unclean in dry storage room, heavy build up under shelves. 

Click here for the full report.

Fitzwater Station

264 Canal Street

Date of Inspection: 8/20

Violations

  • Rusty shelving in walk-in cooler.
  • Interior of the ice machine not clean.
  • Slicer not clean.
  • Cutting boards on bain marie with dark groves and staining.
  • Thermometers lacking in the two white reach-in freezers.
  • Hair restraints lacking for food handlers.
  • Food items stored on the floor in the walk-in cooler.
  • Knives wedged between wall and counter in the kitchen.
  • Heavy ice build-up in the interior of the reach-in freezer.
  • The sides of the cooking equipment with heavy grease build-up.
  • Filters above cooking area not clean.
  • Floors not clean under equipment.
  • Light shields lacking over the waitress coffee station.
  • Floor tiles chipped and damaged in the ice machine room and behind the bar area.

Click here for the full report

Target

200 Mill Road

Date of Inspection: 8/24

Violations

  • Left a 30 day notice for certified food handler.
  • Drinking cup stored on the dry food storage shelf.
  • Open fly strips hanging on a food storage shelf.
  • Heavy ice build-up in the interior of the ice cream chest freezer.
  • Air gap lacking, Soda fountain ice machine.

Click here for the full report.

Jeanne Blackburn September 11, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Interesting that all the comments are about location and not about the lack of cleanliness the restaurants are being sited for. I'll think twice before eating at any of the three places sited whatever their address.
MPorchik September 11, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Peter, the first line of the articles says "The following Phoenixville businesses were inspected by the Montgomery County Health Department in the month of August.". Phoenixville is right up against the border of Montgomery county. This site covers the Phoenixville area, so it stands to reason they would report on Montgomery County as well. There are articles about East Pikeland, Schuylkill township etc... that technically aren't Phoenixville, but should be covered by this site.
MPorchik September 11, 2012 at 04:30 PM
I live in East Pikeland township which isn't part of the Phoenixville borough, but if they reported on an establishment in East Pikeland I wouldn't be hear quibbling about the title of the article.
MPorchik September 11, 2012 at 04:32 PM
should be here, not hear.
. September 11, 2012 at 04:56 PM
They have a Limerick/Royersford/Spring City Patch which would have been a better place to list this but whatever. I like the patch and think Tom Sunnergren does a decent job but it is very clear he isn't from Phoenixville nor does he know much about the town or area. You can also see it in the various "Best of Phoenixville" polls here. Businesses in town for many years are left off while places not even in Phoenixville are on the list. Had to laugh at the "Phoenixville section of Upper Providence" comments as well. Phoenixville is completely different from and many miles away from Upper Providence.
. September 11, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Jeanne, not for nothing but none of the violations are that bad....check your own kitchen and I'll bet you'll find many of the same things. That said, anyone who eats at Target deserves what they get.
. September 11, 2012 at 05:05 PM
MPorchik, East Pikeland is still Phoenixville Area School District so it makes perfect sense to include it as part of the Greater Phoenixville area. Upper Providence is part of the Spring-Ford School district and has no relationship to Phoenixville. Considering they have a different Spring Ford patch, it would make more sense to post this info there. Not to make a big deal about this but it is what it is....Sometimes it's best to just admit a mistake and move on instead of arguing when you are dead wrong.
Mark Shnorhokian September 11, 2012 at 05:24 PM
In this case, it is not simply the lazy writing/editing we have come to expect, it is purely a lack of understanding as evidenced in his own comments. It is my belief that the muckraker's only desire is to be as sensationalist as possible, to get as many clicks and comments as possible (thus all the polls). He should learn some ethics. For a business that relies on local advertising (to my understanding) to continually seek out ways to make said businesses look bad, just seems like a poor business move to me. 19460 is a Postal ZIP code only. Type "19460" into google, and look at the purple outline of the service area for the 19460 (Phoenixville) post office, it must be 5-6 different municipalities in 2 counties. Yes, these are eateries in the area of Phoenixville, well, one is... I bet you if they had high passing scores, these would be in the Lower Providence Patch. But Tom wants to beat down Phoenixville as much as he can, so since they had violations, they're ours. Peter and Jim (above) are right. This guy just doesn't know what he is talking about. Period.
Hipster Kitty September 11, 2012 at 05:25 PM
You really don't know our community. Are you even from this area?
. September 11, 2012 at 05:29 PM
I don't think it has anything to do with beating down Phoenixville (my guess is you have a business that go a bad review and are still bitter); he just doesn't know the area well enough. He needs to learn more about Phoenixville not from the internet but by coming into town once in a while. That said, the Patch is still 100% better than the "Evening Phoenix" or even the "Mercury".
John C September 11, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Lisa, when it comes to the Department of Health, Fire Services, several other areas there are sections known by the bordering boroughs. For instance there is an area known as the Royersford Section of Upper Prov., Trapped Section of Upper Providence, and Collegville sections of Upper Providence. It is used as indicators to get a better understanding of where in your spread out Township something is located for ease of locating.
Mark Shnorhokian September 11, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Self Correction: Upper Prov.
John C September 11, 2012 at 05:35 PM
With the Fitz, it would make more sense to be in a Phoenixville patch since it is so close to Phoenixville. I am sure there is more Pville people going there than Limerick, Spring City, and/or Royersford. As someone stated before, it should be where or where not this should have been reported more than the fact of being educated that some places take more pride in cleanliness and care for their business just by seeing the comparison of numbers in violations.
Hipster Kitty September 11, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Richard, you're right. Patch is better than The Mercury or The Phoenix. Anything is better than The Phoenix. But it takes the editor to make a Patch site good. Tom has no motivation to do that. He really does not care about Phoenixville. He has been at this site for several months, since Lynn left in April, and he still has no clue about this area.
Lisa Corleto Mossie September 11, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Agreed, John, but the "Phoenixville" section of Upper Providence is more properly referred to as Oaks, Mont Clare or Port Providence. These towns are well established and should not lose their identity simply because of postal codes.
BubbleGirl September 11, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Wow. Really?? Who cares abt the zipcode! It's useful info regardless....thanks for the health info Patch!!
Tom Thunstrom September 11, 2012 at 05:50 PM
If anything, Upper Providence should be wholly integrated into a single Patch...either Phoenixville or Limerick. Having the Oaks end of the township reading Phoenixville's Patch while the 19468 end of the township reads Limerick doesn't help when it comes to getting news out. I've been pining for this with the Patch editors since the Patch concept rolled out. To me, it doesnt matter which Patch it is but the township should be included as part of a Patch considering we have 21,000 people in our borders.
Lisa Corleto Mossie September 11, 2012 at 05:54 PM
I couldn't agree more, Tom.
MPorchik September 11, 2012 at 06:37 PM
"....Sometimes it's best to just admit a mistake and move on instead of arguing when you are dead wrong." How am I dead wrong though. Oaks is closer to Phoenixville than it is to Spring City/Royersford, so why wouldn't it appear in the Phoenxville Patch? This site isn't owned or run by the Phoenxiville Area School District.
Lynette Gray September 11, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Being your old negative self again, eh, Dickie Hurtz? So far in one thread, you've carped about Target, Patch Editor Tom S., poster Mark S., poster M. Porchik, The Evening Phoenix, and The Mercury. And that's all just under your one alias. Who knows how many more you have.
Jen A September 11, 2012 at 07:40 PM
I love all the arguing about municipalities. SMH None of the three restaurants had bad violations...least of all, the Fitz. Not much reason to even have this posted in my opinion. If it was so necessary to post this, where are the health dept reports on all of the other local restaurants?
Charlotte Hadley September 11, 2012 at 08:25 PM
I've never seen a group of "concerned" adults type such childish arguments. I'm 21 years old and I was embarrassed reading some of the preceding. Instead of arguing, how about we post comments that are relevant to the article? If you disagree with something, get out from behind the computer and do something about it. Come on grown-ups! Set a good example for the youth of these towns!
. September 11, 2012 at 10:09 PM
All of the comments, except YOURS and Lynette Gray's, WERE relevent to the article. Many you should sign up for a reading comprehension class at MontCo or DDDC. Either way, if you don't like the comments, stay off the boards instead of trying to censor others.
. September 11, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Lynette Gray, please stop stalking me every time I'm on the patch. I try to respect my elders but people like you and "Ike" make it tough. If you don't like my posts, just ignore them. Thank you and good evening.
Michelle September 11, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Really this is what you get worked up about?? Not our economy or things that really matter??
. September 11, 2012 at 11:54 PM
So people can't care about the "economy" AND comment regarding an article getting the location wrong? Hmm....
Charlotte Hadley September 12, 2012 at 04:28 AM
You just seem unnecessarily angry about these situations, Richard. It's unbecoming.
Chris Czop September 18, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Wow, I can't even believe this conversation is even happening, and worse I just got sucked in.
hey becca November 11, 2012 at 06:25 PM
this discourse is in the stupid section of irrelevant waste of times.
hey becca November 11, 2012 at 06:26 PM
great idea Tom, I agree..

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