DESTIN — A restaurant and bar was closed temporarily last week after inspectors found the eatery a danger to the public's health and safety.
Fishheads at 98B Harbor Boulevard was found in violation of 12 safety regulations, according to a report from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The worst offense, listed as high priority, was gray water from the hand-wash sinks and triple sink found on the ground of the building. The water was draining directly on the ground and pooled under the establishment.
The sink was also unusable and the temperature was unable to reach 100 degrees. There also were no paper towels or mechanical hand-drying device provided at the sink.
The restaurant, which has outdoor seating only, also had standing water on the ground outside the rear east side of the building.
Investigators ordered an immediate closure of the restaurant April 9. It was reopened four hours later after a plumber came out to fix the broken pipe.
Another violation included the eatery adding a pineapple bar without first getting the plan reviewed and submitted to the city of Destin for approval. There was also no proof of state-approved employee training for any of its workers.
The basic violations were ice making machines located outside, the plumbing system in disrepair, plastic silverware not protected from contamination and water leaking from the triple sink and hand-wash sink.