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Sewage Spill Shuts Down the Shore on Del Mar

The restaurant was able to reopen later the same day.

The Shore restaurant in San Clemente. Patch file photo.
The Shore restaurant in San Clemente. Patch file photo.

The Shore restaurant in downtown San Clemente was shut down last week for a day because of a sewage spill, according to health officials.

Orange County Environmental Health inspectors came by for a visit to the restaurant, at 201 Avenida Del Mar, Wednesday and discovered the toilets not working and sewage backing up into floor sinks, according to an online report.

“Staff indicate the sewage back-up began 1.5 hours ago. Customers were observed at a table eating. Whenever a sewage back-up occurs, you must immediately close your facility,” the report says.

A plumber was called, and health officials allowed the restaurant to reopen later the same day.

Inspectors also cited The Shore for chilling a bottle of wine in the customers’ ice bin. A number of smaller violations were noted, including improper food storage, lack of a food thermometer and lack of a scoop with handle for ice in the bar.

irsh December 17, 2013 at 03:25 PM
Hmm..THe previous manager of the shore would have never let something like this ever happen...
Penny Arévalo (Editor) December 17, 2013 at 04:29 PM
Do you know when they changed management?
irsh December 23, 2013 at 07:29 PM
Penny, you can check with the city but I believe it was about 8 months ago.
Avery Schlacter December 26, 2013 at 11:01 AM
This was really interesting. If they had plumbers in SLC they could probably get this cleaned up fast. <a href='http://www.manwill.net/plumbing.php' > http://www.manwill.net/plumbing.php </a>

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