“Lantern”, the Thai restaurant which, under various names, has operated on Montague Street near Hicks for some years, was ordered closed today by the City Department of Health. No further details as to violations, etc. are available at this time. The DOH website shows Lantern having been inspected on January 8, 2007, and receiving 14 violation points, which is one better than the citywide average of 15. Violations noted at that time were:
1.) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to vermin exist.
2.) Evidence of flying insects or live flying insects present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
3.) Evidence of roaches or live roaches present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
4.) Cold food held above 41°F (smoked fish above 38°F) except during necessary preparation.