The combination Cold Stone Creamery (ice cream) and Tim Hortons (doughnuts) on 72nd Street between Columbus Avenue and Broadway was shuttered on Friday by the Department of Health and was still closed on Monday. The store racked up 52 points worth of health violations. We’ve listed them below (“critical” violations in red):

Sanitary Violations
1) Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
2) Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
3) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
4) Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.
5) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
6) Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit.

For other stores and restaurants recently shut down by the health department, click here.

REAL ESTATE | 5 comments | permalink
    1. BILL says:

      so obviously that was not chocolate chips in the ice cream and those were not sprinkles on the doughnuts

    2. Yuck says:

      That place has always mystified me. If it did $300 a day in business I’d be shocked. How did they pay rent and payroll all those years?

    3. Liz says:

      EW!!! Yuk!! I love the Upper West Side, but between the overly priced cafes, the great places that must can’t pay the super high rents, and now this it’s getting harder and harder to have a good, moderately priced meal or snack in this part of town.

    4. Eve says:

      I went in there to order an ice cream cake and when I saw all the ice cream in the case was half melted I figured it was a bad idea!

    5. Man Guler says:

      The meaning of the phrase “ice cream” varies from one country to another. Phrases such as “frozen custard”, “frozen yogurt”, “sorbet”, “gelato” and others are used to distinguish different varieties and styles. In some countries, such as the United States, the phrase “ice cream” applies only to a specific variety, and most governments regulate the commercial use of the various terms according to the relative quantities of the main ingredients.