Spa ordinance violations after Conyers crackdown (Oct. 4, 2012)
Conyers police cited another spa establishment last week for violations as it cracks down with its new spa ordinances.
Conyers police inspected Day Scrub Day Spa located at 1004 Dogwood Drive on Thursday, Nov. 1 and cited the business for several violations. An Suk Hair, 56, of 2540 Johnson Road in Doraville was issued citations for: operating without a massage therapist license, providing services without an owner, manager or supervisor present, improper posting of massage therapist license, locked main door of the establishment, open bottle of alcohol on premises, ordinary bed on premises, failure to maintain customer information and failure to maintain records for two years. Hair was transported to the Rockdale County Jail and then released after posting bond.
According to the arrest report, officers had made several previous attempts to check the Day Scrub Day Spa for compliance with the new ordinance and had found the door locked. During the inspection last week, Hair allegedly told officers that a male client lying on a massage table was a friend, but the customer told officers he had paid $80 for a massage. The customer was refunded his money and was allowed to leave. Police allegedly found a bottle of distilled spiritis in the refrigerator and could not locate any current massage therapy licenses in the establishment. According to the report, Hair could not provide a name or number of the owner or a manager.
Conyers Police Marshals Unit continues to conduct inspections on the city’s massage therapy establishments after the Massage Establishment and Massage Therapist License Ordinance, or Spa Ordinance, was approved in June. Establishments were allowed 90 days to comply with the ordinance’s conditions and most establishments have been in compliance.
CPD officers previously charged Hyeon Ju Kim and Seri Wilkens of Spa World in early October for violations of the Massage Establishment and Massage Therapist License Ordinance. Last week the Conyers Police Department received a letter from the owner of Spa World stating the business was closing due to “economies and personal reasons.”