Update: “We’re doing remodeling, cleaning up over a violation we got from our Health Department here. They’re doing strict work — good, good for the community, good for the business owners,” said Carlos Lopez, manager of the La Cocina Bar and Grill’s Seco Canyon Road location.
“We got caught with a couple cockroaches in the storage area, one in the ceiling. Nothing we couldn’t do. We have merchandise on a daily basis coming in, fresh food, fresh everything. We got the issue addressed, we got it (taken) care of, doing our best. Now, taken a negative deal into a positive. Decided to do some upgrades in the kitchen, knockdown some walls, remodel a little bit. Do a full thorough clean of the the establishment.”
Lopez said the restaurant should reopen Friday.
“There’s no vermin. There’s not rats, There’s no anything,” he said. “I would be more than glad to show you around our facility.”
The notice of closure, taped to the window of the 28022 Seco Canyon Rd. La Cocina location, was effective Sept. 1.
Calls to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health have not been returned.
The Notice of Closure sign was no longer posted as of Sept. 3.
The second La Cocina location, at 28076 Bouquet Canyon Rd., is not affected.
A third La Cocina is being constructed on Golden Valley Road and Sierra Highway.