Several locations around the Bay area were closed recently by state health inspectors: Thien Na Deli in Pinellas Park, a Beef 'O' Brady's in Citrus County, and two outlets at the Citrus Park mall.
The Thien Na Deli is back open for business after a multiday emergency closure. A state health inspector shut the place down July 20th with 26 violations including live roaches, too many to count near the front counter, 25 inside a box of aluminum foil, 3 on the front prep table, 2 inside a reach-in freezer! With roach excrement documented all over the establishment.
10Investigates manager Hoang Nguyen about the ongoing issue with unwanted pests
“He did a follow-up yesterday and he said he found no more roaches,” said Nguyen.
The health inspection report indicated there were rodent droppings found. The inspector also spotted a large spider near the front drink area.
“There should be no issue about that,” said Nguyen when asked if customers should be concerned about the violations.
In Citrus County, it was the Beef O Brady’s shut down. 10Investigates uncovering an ongoing history of repeat violations.
The state shutting this location down back in December and again this month in August with roaches inside a can opener on the prep table crawling across the ceiling above the meat slicer and underneath cooking equipment.
The problem got so out of hand Beef O Brady’s reportedly shut down the location permanently.
Two establishments closed at Citrus Park mall
Finally, two locations inside the Citrus Park Mall food court were also shut down with roach activity. 10Investigates been back to the same mall food court time and time again for similar issues.
This time it was the Charley’s Philly Cheese Steaks and the Pepe's Latin Cafe both shut down within days of one another.