Tide­line restau­rant briefly closed

Palm Beach Daily News - - BUSINESS - By JODIE WAG­NER

Arestau­rant in­side the Tide­line Ocean Re­sort & Spa, the ho­tel owned by bil­lion­aire and for­mer Demo­cratic gu­ber­na­to­rial can­di­date Jeff Greene, was shut down tem­po­rar­ily last week after fail­ing state in­spec­tions.

Bran­don’s Palm Beach was closed at lunchtime Aug. 21 after in­spec­tors with the Florida Depart­ment of Busi­ness and Pro­fes­sional Reg­u­la­tion found live roaches, im­prop­erly stored food and ex­pired food, among other vi­o­la­tions, ac­cord­ing to records.

The re­sort and restau­rant are man­aged by North Palm Beach-based Drift­wood Hos­pi­tal­ity Man­age­ment.

In­spec­tors found a to­tal of 23 vi­o­la­tions, in­clud­ing six that were con­sid­ered high pri­or­ity. Four in­ter­me­di­ate vi­o­la­tions and 13 ba­sic vi­o­la­tions also were found. The restau­rant was closed at 11:35 a.m., DBPR spokesper­son Rose He­bert said.

The restau­rant re­opened at 4:30 p.m. the fol­low­ing day after two ad­di­tional in­spec­tions.

“There was min­i­mal guest im­pact, and the is­sue was re­solved quickly,” said Nora Minichino, cor­po­rate com­mu­ni­ca­tions man­ager for Drift­wood.

Minichino said a small num­ber of in­sects was found near the kitchen after a bro­ken pipe was ex­ca­vated un­der­neath the ho­tel. Pest con­trol was called im­me­di­ately, she said.

A rein­spec­tion will be con­ducted Wed­nes­day or later, He­bert said.

Greene bought the Tide­line, for­merly known as the Om­phoy Ocean Re­sort, in 2011. In 2017 he parted ways with Kimp­ton Ho­tels and Restau­rants, the man­age­ment com­pany he had se­lected three years ear­lier to run the 134-room ocean­front re­sort.

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