Fire marshal finds 24 local businesses with at least one violation each

BATON ROUGE, (AP) — Nearly 700 restaurants, bars and businesses in Louisiana, including 24 in Tangipahoa Parish, were found in violation of the governor’s coronavirus restrictions in July, according to records from the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

The businesses failed inspections for violations such as lack of face mask-wearing, tables being too close together, large group gatherings, exceeded capacities and self-serve buffet dining, the records showed.

In May, Louisiana businesses were ordered to comply with Gov. John Bel Edwards’ mandates as a condition of reopening, including limiting capacity, spacing tables to maintain social distance and requiring face coverings for employees and customers.

Edwards has since issued more restrictions, including limiting bars to takeout and delivery, as the state experiences a surge in new virus cases. His administration is cracking down on violators as the state, which once appeared to successfully reduce the virus’s spread, now has among the nation’s highest per capita infection rates.

Most noncompliant businesses receive two warnings before more serious action is taken, State Fire Marshal Butch Browning said at a news conference last month.

The Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control has already suspended the operating licenses of four businesses that were found to have repeatedly violated the restrictions, officials announced last week. Another 14 businesses have failed two inspections, according to records from the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office.

The state fire marshal's records show the following Tangipahoa Parish businesses:

  • One Thirteen, 113 N. Oak St., Hammond, two inspections, last inspected July 27, one violation
  • Cate Street Seafood, 308 S. Cate St., Hammond, two inspections, last inspected July 24, two violations
  • Mariners Inn, 117 W. Thomas St., Hammond, two inspections, last inspected July 24, one violation
  • Our Mom's Restaurant, 205 E. Thomas St., Hammond, two inspections, last inspected July 10, one violation
  • La Carreta, 108 NW Railroad Ave., Hammond, two inspections, last inspected July 24, one violation
  • Brady's, 110 SW Railroad Ave., Hammond, two inspections, last inspected July 22, one violation
  • Central Avenue Sport Bar, 104 NE Central Ave., Amite, two inspections, last inspected July 28, one violation
  • Don's Seafood, 1915 S. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, two inspections, last inspected July 5, three violations
  • Jimmy John's, 1712 SW Railroad Ave., Hammond, one inspection July 4, one violation
  • Albasha, 600 Palace Drive, Hammond, two inspections, last inspected July 16, two violations
  • Tommy's on Thomas, 216 W. Thomas St., Hammond, one inspection July 5, one violation
  • The Coop De Ville, 1750 W. Thomas St., STE I, Hammond, one inspection July 5, one violation
  • Little Angels Learning Academy, 135 S. Barrone St., Ponchatoua, one inspection July 8, one violation
  • Ponchatoula Recreation District, 19030 Ponchatoula Parks Drive, Ponchatoula, one inspection July 9, one violation
  • Ryan's Deli, 19350 LA 22, Ponchatoula, one inspection July 14, one violation
  • Noah's Ark Daycare, 403 Ave I, Kentwood, one inspection July 14, two violations
  • Explore and Learn, 1401 JW Davis Drive, Hammond, one inspection July 15, one violation
  • Dat's Us Deaux Nuts, 401 E. Pine St., Ponchatoula, one inspection July 16, one violation
  • Subway 37744, 2799 W. Thomas, Hammond, one inspection July 17, one violation
  • PT Truck Stop, 43106 S. Airport Road, Hammond, one inspection July 20, one violation
  • Subway 15823, 743 W. Pine St., Ponchatoula, one inspection July 20, one violation
  • Fat Boys, 30214 Old US 51, Akers, one inspect July 20, one violation
  • Blackened Brew, 112 W. Thomas St., Hammond, one inspection July 24, one violation
  • Good Times Daiquiri and Tobacco, 902 Third St., Kentwood, one inspection July 29, one violation

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