City looks to revoke license of Chinese restaurant at 50th and France

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September 21, 2012 by Sarah M

By Nick Halter

The city of Minneapolis says New China Wok, 5033 France Ave. S., hasn’t paid $17,100 in city health citations and may revoke the take-out restaurant’s business license.

It’s unclear how the city has arrived at $17,100 in unpaid citations, but at least some of that total may have come from 2008 and 2009. That’s when city inspectors found that on several occasions over one year, the restaurant wasn’t controlling pests and hadn’t maintained a food safety management system.

In October 2009, the city’s Environmental Health Division issued the restaurant $8,800 in citations and the owner, Xiu Ben Lan, agreed to pay half of that total in three payments over the next three months. It’s unclear if he ever made those payments.

A message left with the restaurant wasn’t immediately returned Friday afternoon.

The city’s Regulatory, Energy and Environment Committee has scheduled a hearing to consider revoking New China Wok’s business license on Sept. 24. 

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