El Triangulo Bakery & Restaurant, a one-time popular Colombian restaurant located in the heart of Sunnyside, shut its doors for good earlier this month.
The restaurant, located at 44-08 Greenpoint Ave., had failed New York City health department food inspections several times in recent years. In September, the restaurant was closed for over a month on the account of two violations: “food content surface not properly maintained” and “food protection certificate not held by supervisor of food operation.”
However, these benign sounding violations didn’t explain the extensive nature of the on-going problem. On December 2, 2009, another Health Department inspection report provided more details, listing the following violations:
1) Evidence of, or live roaches in facility’s food and/or nonfood areas.
2) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to vermin infestation exist.
3) Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
While the restaurant wasn’t “officially” closed due the December 2 inspection, the restaurant did shut it doors around the same time.