Culichi Town reopens

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UPDATE: Culichi Town is back open after failing a health inspection earlier this week. The restaurant reopened after 24 hours of being closed with an A inspection as of Oct. 20.

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on Oct. 19 and has since been edited with updates.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Storing onions on the floor amidst puddles of standing water is one of the many violations that the Health Department cited to shut down seafood restaurant Culichi Town.

According to the report, the restaurant was incorrectly storing its salsa and continuing to serve it, and improperly storing its meat, fish and shrimp.

Other issues the report cited included the lack of sufficiently hot water at some some stations, including the dish washer and the food prep sink. grease buildup on the air vents causing a fire hazard and pipes from under the sink leaking onto the floor.

The Health Department said it is allowing 60 days for the restaurant to clean up its act, including replacing its dilapidated flooring and destroying any potentially hazardous food.

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