Restaurant News & Reviews

Another Lexington restaurant on health department probation is gone

A crew from Diversified Demolition worked to tear down Detroit’s Famous Coney Island restaurant on Lane Allen Road Tuesday in Lexington. Demolition is expected to continue for the rest of the week.
A crew from Diversified Demolition worked to tear down Detroit’s Famous Coney Island restaurant on Lane Allen Road Tuesday in Lexington. Demolition is expected to continue for the rest of the week. aslitz@herald-leader.com

Another restaurant that the Lexington health department recently placed on probation is gone. And we mean gone.

The Detroit’s World Famous Famous Coney Island, a mom-and-pop burger and hot dog stand at 825 Lane Allen has been demolished.

The restaurant was placed on probation by the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department after scoring 70 on a March 6 inspection that found multiple critical violations.

Hear about how restaurants in Lexington end up on probation by Fayette County Health Department's environmental health coordinator Skip Castleman and supervisor Luke Mathis.

A sign posted on the door later in March indicated the restaurant was closed for construction, but a demolition permit was issued this week.

The owner of the property could not be reached for comment on plans for the spot.

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A crew from Diversified Demolition worked to tear down Detroit’s Famous Coney Island restaurant on Lane Allen Road Tuesday in Lexington. Demolition is expected to continue for the rest of the week. Alex Slitz aslitz@herald-leader.com

Last month, Mandarin Cafe and Sushi on Nicholasville closed after landing on probation.

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