Roaches, insects cause temporary restaurant closures in Delray Beach


A pair of Delray Beach restaurants were temporarily closed to rectify issues found during health inspections in May.

Donnies Place, a soul food restaurant located at 60 NW 5th Ave., was temporarily shut down after a May 24 inspection found roach and insect activity.

An inspector found 10 live, small flying insects in the restaurant’s food preparation area and several live roaches throughout the restaurant.

Four roaches were found under or on a wall near the front counter sink; three were found on a wall near the cook line, the dish area and a prep area; and two were on a prep table with a slicer.

Owner Donnie Dobson said an exterminator was called immediately, the restaurant was reopened for business the next morning and has remained open since.

Donnies Place met inspection standards during a follow-up inspection on May 25.

West Palm restaurant cited for second violation in as many months

Cabo Flats, at 14851 Lyons Rd. Suite 122, was temporarily closed after inspectors found five high-priority violations during a May 31 inspection.

A stop sale was issued on potentially hazardous food as a result of temperature abuse. Inspectors also saw several live, flying insects on a paper towel dispenser, a rack of clean dishes and covered spices on a prep table.

Manager Jeff Madick said that a pesticide company was called, and the issues were resolved by the time the inspector returned after a lunch break. Madick said the restaurant was closed for only 90 minutes.

Roaches, rodent droppings force temporary closure of Delray restaurant

Several establishments in Palm Beach County had perfect inspections, including a pair of Taco Bells, one in Greenacres, at 6265 Lake Worth Rd., and another at 1318 Royal Palm Beach Blvd. in Royal Palm Beach.

In Lake Worth, D&D’s Bistro Shack, Old School Food Service and Totally Awesome Subs had perfect inspections. Coconut Cove Waterpark and Mr. D’s, both in Boca Raton, also received perfect inspections.



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