Pel' Meni reopens after passing inspection

Pel’ Meni re-opened today after passing a health inspection by the Department of Environmental Conservation. It was closed down on Wednesday after a DEC investigation which cited mostly structural violations.

Environmental Health Officer Jason Wiard said the downtown eatery remedied most of these errors, so the store was allowed to re-open. Among these rectifications, the hot water was fixed in the hand washing sink.

However, there were still leaking issues with the three-compartment sink. The floor also remained damaged. A Pel’ Meni employee said the restaurant will be closed either Monday or Tuesday, possibly both, while the floor is repaired.

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Police & Fire for Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Anyone with information about a crime can report a tip anonymously to juneaucrimeline.com.

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This day in Juneau history: Feb. 19

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Libraries accepting food for fines

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Senate Bill 54 aims to roll back some provisions of criminal justice reform

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