A 60-year-old Harlem barbecue restaurant could be going out of business come Sunday if the owner can’t come up with the $15,000 she owes to satisfy health code violation fines, according to NY1. Sherman’s Bar-B-Q, at 2509 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard near 146th Street, was ordered to close in August after the city’s Department of Health inspected and determined there was “insufficient refrigeration, vermin infestation, extensive sanitary conditions and [they were] operating with an expired permit.”
As a result, the restaurant, which at one point had five locations, was ordered to close. The outstanding violations come to over $15,000.
The restaurant’s owner, Sherry Grinan, who is the daughter of the founder of Sherman’s Bar-B-Q, said she made the repairs, but doesn’t have the funds to pay the fines. [NY1]