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Three Of Restaurants On Conditionally Opened List Not Open Yet

Reported: Jan. 11, 2014 1:30 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 12, 2014 6:59 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Jeff Morris) -- A spokesman for three of the restaurants that are on the list of conditionally opened facilities in Kanawha County in the wake of a water crisis have not reopened yet.

Mike Bernstein, director of community relations for Darden Restaurants, said Sunday that the Olive Garden, Red Lobster and Longhorn restaurants in Charleston are not open yet. The restaurants are on a list of conditionally opened facilities posted on the Kanawha Charleston Health Department's website.

Restaurants have been scrambling to come up with plans to gain approval to reopen after a chemical leak prompted a do-not-use-water advisory that affects multiple counties, including Kanawha.

Bernstein said the three restaurants under Darden, the parent company, are still going through the approval process and have not reopened yet. He hopes the restaurants would open soon.

The list of conditionally opened facilities can be found here




CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Jeff Morris) -- Some food service establishments have reopened in Kanawha County.

The Kanawha Charleston Health Department has posted a list of conditionally opened facilities. The list has both food service and retail food stores that have conditionally opened.

Food service establishments opened on the list include Olive Garden, Charleston; Red Lobster, Charleston; Steak Escape, Charleston; Chili’s, Charleston Town Center; Dairy Winkle, Campbells Creek Road; Longhorn, RHL Boulevard, Charleston; and Monkey Barrel Bar and Grill, Leon Sullivan Way, Charleston.

This list will be updated, so please check for the latest updates. The list of conditionally opened facilities can be found here




CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Health officials in Kanawha and Putnam counties are working to reopen restaurants, daycare centers and other facilities that have closed because of a chemical spill.

Dr. Rahul Gupta is health officer for the Kanawha-Charleston and Putnam County boards of health. He said Saturday that the health departments are taking applications from facilities for conditional approval to reopen.

Gupta says these facilities must submit a plan to provide potable water for activities such as cooking, serving and washing. Once the plans are approved, county sanitarians will inspect the facilities to verify them.

Gupta says health officials will work around the clock to reopen as many businesses as possible.

State officials have told West Virginia American Water customers in nine counties to not use tap water because of the spill.

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