Strawberry Alley Ale Works dishes still not washed correctly, per Dept of Health

An Inspector with the Tennessee Department of Health visited Strawberry Alley Ale Works Friday and issued a critical violation for improper dishwashing — the third such violation within a year and the fourth in their history.

Despite multiple tests, the dishwashing machine would only heat to between 148 and 156 degrees using a plate thermometer run through several times. A technician was called yet again, and the restaurant was instructed to use a three-compartment sink to hand wash the dishes until the unit could be serviced. Management claimed the machine’s temperature is checked twice a day, so they did not understand how it was not working now; however, they were unable to provide any log of temperature checks.

In March 2023, during an inspection, an employee simply raised a utensil to clean it, using no soap or sanitizer prior to using it for food preparation. An October inspection also revealed the same temperature issue as the most recent inspection — a problem that also was revealed in a 2021 inspection.

Overall, the restaurant scored an 88 on the current inspection, with that being the only critical violation. Other violations included cheese sauce at an improper temperature, milk and half-and-half too warm at over 50 degrees, and other temperature issues in the prep cooler, along with a slimy black residue built up inside the ice machine.

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Kevin Hodges charged with harassment of lawyer William Poland in downtown Clarksville

31-year-old Kevin Hodges was jailed on July 25th after local attorney William Poland reported to police that Mr. Hodges approached him and his father as they stood outside Strawberry Alley. According to Mr. Poland, Hodges asked them for money and became belligerent when he was asked to leave them alone. He then clenched his fist and lunged at Mr. Poland in a threatening manner.

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Cyron Reyes charged in 3 a.m. DUI on Riverside Drive

24-year-old Cyron Reyes was jailed on April 9th after driving drunk on Riverside Drive. An officer in an unmarked vehicle saw Reyes following too closely behind an SUV and was pulled over on Ashland City Road. Police could smell alcohol coming from the car while speaking with Reyes and noticed his red watery eyes. He was asked to exit the vehicle and agreed to field sobriety tests which he performed poorly and was transported to Sango ER for a blood sample. Reyes has no prior history of DUI.

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DUI: Stephen Bohm charged after drinking at Strawberry Alley; muffler in the trunk

28-year-old Stephen Bohm was charged with DUI early Tuesday morning after admitting to officers how drunk he actually was. Officers saw Bohm drive by in a Honda Prelude without a muffler and performed a traffic stop on 41-A near Quarry Road. Bohm smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot watery eyes. He told the officer that his muffler was in his trunk because it had fallen off and that in the last two hours, he had drank 3-4 beers at Strawberry Alley plus a shot of liquor at a friend’s house. The officer asked how drunk he was on a scale from 1-10, and he replied a 4.

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The Mailroom scores 83; permit revocation warning letter from health department

A state health inspector visited The Mailroom in downtown Clarksville Thursday for a routine inspection. The inspector requested the restaurant to be issued a permit revocation warning letter due to repeat priority violations, specifically for proper food-holding temperatures. On today’s visit, prepped turkey was temping too warm; two pounds were embargoed. During the last routine inspection, mashed potatoes, raw steak, and melon were all out of temperature, with 12 pounds of food embargoed. Other violations today included proper hand washing and a dish machine that was not reaching the proper 160 F temperature. A follow-up inspection will happen within 10 days.

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Strawberry Alley Ale Works: Issued Permit Revocation Warning Letter & moldy strawberries

After an October 17th routine inspection, the Department of Health is processing permit revocation warning letters for repeated health code violations that remain unresolved after multiple repeat inspections at Strawberry Alley Ale Works in downtown Clarksville, where they received a score of 73. After the warning letters, the restaurant could be ordered to stop operating if the same violation remains unresolved on the next inspection.

Additionally, 100 pounds of food was embargoed during the most recent inspection. Other violations included moldy strawberries, the dish machine wouldn’t get hot enough to properly clean, and eight-day-old guacamole in the prep line cooler.

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Drunk Soldier John Shields jumps over Strawberry Alley bar & makes his own drink

Clarksville Police say 32-year-old Fort Campbell Soldier John H. Shields jumped over the bar at Strawberry Alley Ale Works in #DowntownClarksville, poured himself a drink, drank it, and left the business. As Officer Renken arrived at the restaurant, he unknowingly observed Shields in his vehicle but didn’t yet know he was the person in question. When Shields saw the officer arrive, he turned off the ignition and walked away on foot.

Shields was walking around the building when management pointed him out to the officer, who attempted to get him an Uber back home. Shields could barely walk or stand, and eventually it was determined he was even too drunk for a rideshare and he was placed into custody for public intoxication.

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Addition of ParkMobile app allows almost-free downtown parking — The city’s new nightmare

Thanks to the addition of the ParkMobile app to the existing parking meter infrastructure, and the fact that the two systems can’t communicate – you can park downtown in a metered space for as little as $2 for the entire day — and there’s nothing the city can do to stop it without removing either “1st-hour free parking” or getting rid of the ParkMobile app. Here’s how… and you never even have to leave your office, workplace, or downtown home, thanks to the app.

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