7 Restaurants in Sebastian ‘Delinquent’ with Florida State Regulators

7 restaurants delinquent in Sebastian, Florida.
7 restaurants delinquent in Sebastian, Florida.

SEBASTIAN – There are seven restaurants in Sebastian that are delinquent with the State of Florida as of Tuesday, April 2, 2019. They are listed as “delinquent” with the department that conducts food & restaurant inspections.

“You may not practice with a ‘delinquent/active’ license until your license has been renewed and status has been updated,” according to the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (Florida DBPR).

They are as follows:

  • Heavenly Wings & Rib House
  • Las Palmas
  • Mandarin Garden
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Sebastian’s Roadside Restaurant
  • The Sandwich Shack and Grill
  • Taste of Asia

The Sandwich Shack and Grill recently changed ownership, so that might be why they haven’t renewed yet. They are probably applying for a new license.

The restaurants had until March 31, 2019, to renew their licenses. The licenses for the restaurants officially showed expired on April 1, 2019, with the state.

Now, being a couple of days late might not be a big deal for most people, but the Florida DBPR says it shouldn’t be something overlooked.

There is no grace period for restaurants to renew their license, according to the Florida DBPR.

We spoke with one restaurant owner who said they probably forgot to send in their annual renewal.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland. When he was age 9, his parents moved to Jupiter, Florida. Andy spent several years at various radio & television stations in Florida such as WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. In 1994, Andy made a career change to computer programming and worked for several technology companies (two are Fortune 500) in Atlanta, Georgia. However, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2002. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.