Westborough health and building officials said Tuesday night that the Regatta Deli has made admirable progress addressing issues they raised during inspections last month.
The board of health then voted to close its public hearing, without taking action, on the possible suspension or revocation of the deli's food service permit, per the state sanitary code.
The board did fine the deli a $200 non-compliance fee for installing new equipment and making changes without notifying the department.
"Thank you, and keep up the good work," member Priscilla Federici said.
The hearing opened the hearing on Jan. 15 after Health Inspector Terry Gilchrist found remodeling and labeling issues during a routine inspection at the restaurant, at 3 Colonial Drive, in December.
The board directed that all facility changes comply with the proper codes; that Building Commissioner Tin Htway inspect the site and file a written report before the board's next meeting; and that health and Regatta Deli officials agree to a communication document.
All of these items were to be either done or in the works by the board's Feb. 19 meeting.
Htway told the board in a Jan. 30 letter that he inspected the deli on that date and found state building code violations.
Htway wrote that he was requiring the deli to "apply fo a building permit to correct these violations in order to obtain a certificate of occupancy."
Htway told the board Tuesday night he reviewed his concerns with the deli's person in charge, Maria Blanchard, on Feb. 6. He has given the deli three months to address the issues.
"They seem to be progressing in the correct direction," Htway said.
Gilchrist said she inspected the deli on Jan. 23, and joined Htway on Jan. 30.
Some of the health violations had been addressed as of Jan. 30, she said.
Regatta General Manager Michael Prizio said a plumber has been hired to develop plans and submit them for town approval to address some of the town's concerns.
Prizio thanked the board for "the opportunity to correct everything and make things better."
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