MOUNT VERNON — Henry’s Copper Curry, the restaurant at the historic Curtis Inn, has been cleared to reopen by the Knox County Board of Health.
The restaurant had been closed since Sept. 30 for a number of fire safety and food handling violations. The inspection was an annual fire inspection by the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Various violations included missing electrical box covers and unspecified food handling violations.
A follow-up inspection on Oct. 7 was not satisfactory on several accounts.
“I still have issues with the hood (fire) suppression unit,” said Mount Vernon Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Chris Menapace at the time.
“We temporarily suspended (Henry’s) food service license,” said Environmental Director Nate Overholt of the Board of Health. “It was a temporary suspension.”
James Rhinebolt, general manager of Henry’s Copper Curry, said food preparation started Wednesday night for Thursday’s opening.
“We specialize in Indian cuisine but also have an American menu,” said Rhinebolt. “We no longer have the buffet, but all items are a la carte. And we will be coming up with a new menu very soon.”
Henry’s Copper Curry is open seven days a week, 11:30 to 2:30 for lunch and 5 to 9 p.m. for dinner.