Inspection of Hideout Gentlemen’s Club in MT Pleasant inspection wasn’t pretty; 4 violations, hot water only 65 degrees

Inspection of Hideout Gentlemen’s Club in MT Pleasant inspection wasn’t pretty; 4 violations, hot water only 65 degrees

Mt Pleasant, PA

The Hideout Gentleman’s Club

1828 PA-982
Mt Pleasant, PA 15666

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture  conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 5/20/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations The Hideout Gentleman’s Club was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 4 violations were found.

Scott Springer, mentioned in the inspectors report as the, “Person in Charge” responded to the Pennsylvania Chronicle on Facebook saying;

The story that just came out for the Hideout Gentlemen’s Club is inaccurate. We scheduled the inspection for yesterday and we have an electrical issue that we weren’t aware of because we have been temporarily closed since March 21 because of the Governor’s orders to close for the Covid-19 crisis. We haven’t operated the club for three months. We are fixing all issues and looking for another scheduled inspection. It was out of line to suggest we are at fault. (See editor’s note)

The inspector made the following comments in support of the violations found during the inspection:

  • Right door of popcorn machine is taped in several places and missing handle. REPEAT VIOLATION (5-7-19)
  • Food facility does not currently have a certified employee. Manager will be taking exam. REPEAT VIOLATION (5-7-19)
  • The water temperature of the wash compartment of the manual ware washing equipment was 65°F, rather than not less than 110°F, as required. REPEAT VIOLATION (5-7-19)
  • The handwash sinks located in the kitchen, bar and restroom areas does not have water at a temperature of at least 100°F. Water at 65F.

Editor’s Note: The Pennsylvania Chronicle cannot speak to the accuracy of a scheduled inspection as it was not mentioned in the inspector’s report. However, a “Warning Letter” was requested by the inspector following this inspection. A food establishment is required to be, “in compliance” and retail food inspections are not conducted to inform management what they need to work on. Management is required under the Pennsylvania Food Code and associated regulations to, always, be “in compliance.” The Pennsylvania Chronicle makes no suggestions of fault; the report is the report.