Roxx swaps near-failing health score by posting old passing one

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Bear hotspot and gay popular Roxx, already struggling to shake off last month's failed health inspection, is digging itself a deeper hole to climb out of. The restaurant is posting a passing score from an inspection done 17 months ago.

Last week, a tipster pointed us to the failing score that Roxx received during a July 9 health inspection. A week later, the Cheshire Bridge Road eatery barely passed during a re-inspection with a 72. A score below 70 is considered failing.

The gay-friendly restaurant's owner, Dean Chronopoulos, told us that the violations are being addressed and an upcoming re-inspection would show that. But this week, a second tipster alerted us that the restaurant isn't posting its most recent score — the barely-passing 72 — as it's required to do by county and state health departments.

In a visit to the restaurant on Wednesday night, what the tipster told us proved correct. Tucked to the right of the bar in a place that the public can't reach, or easily see, is a health inspection report with a score of 95. Our photo, above, isn't clear enough to show the date of the report.

But state records show that Roxx scored a 95 during an inspection on Feb. 6, 2012, which came a week after it received a 78. Since that February 2012 inspection, the restaurant was scored on Aug. 6, 2012 (81), July 9 (66) and July 16 (72).

Displaying a past inspection score runs afoul of county and state regulations. And where it's posted inside Roxx also appears to contradict those regulations — it's not within 15 feet of the primary door and it can't be read from 1 foot away. In fact, the report is posted behind the bar and is partially obstructed by the bar's margarita machine.

(g) Displaying of the Inspection Report.

1. The most current inspection report shall be prominently displayed in public view at all times, within fifteen feet (15') of the front or primary public door and between five feet (5') and seven feet (7') from the floor and in an area where it can be read at a distance of one foot (1') away.

2. Food service establishments with drive-thru windows will post the current inspection report specified under 1 of this subsection, and also have the inspection report posted so that a minimum of the top one-third of a copy of the current inspection report is visible through each window allowing customers to easily read the score, date of inspection and establishment information.

3. At food service establishments with no primary or public door, the current inspection report shall be prominently displayed at all times where the documents can be read by the public from a distance of one (1) foot away. If requirements of this paragraph are not possible because of physical restrictions, a location will be determined as approved by the Health Authority.

4. The food service establishment inspection report addendum(s), completed by the Health Authority during an inspection, will not be required to be displayed, but will be made available by the food service establishment to the public upon request.

Maybe to help, Roxx is searching for a new senior kitchen manager. The position comes with a base salary, health benefits and an annual bonus that tops $50,000. Cleanliness desired.

It is very simple. To be one of our Senior Kitchen Manager, you must have the sincere passion for the best in food, staff development, cleanliness, guest satisfaction and for a job well done.

We provide our Senior Kitchen Management position with a competitive salary and benefits package.
Base salary with obtainable quarterly bonuses, plus additional annual bonus is from $50,000 to $60,000.
Health, dental and vision benefits with shared employer contribution
A set 5-day work week manager schedule, with two consecutive days off
Bi-annual performance reviews
Ten days of Personal/Vacation days annually
And great free meals for you!

They want servers, too, that are comfortable with religious yellow people.

All applicants are REQUIRED to have the following attributes:
outgoing personality, team player mentality, enjoy working with a knowledgeable and fun crew, flexible availability, be comfortable with every type of guest (i.e. gay, straight, white, black, yellow, male, female, all religions, etc.), NO negativity, NO drama, NO whining.

Chronopoulos could not be immediately reached for comment on Thursday morning. We'll update the post if we hear back.


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