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Rodent infestation forces Family Dollar store to close

Rodent infestation forces Family Dollar store to close


COLLEEN: THIS FAMILY-OWNED CHINESE RESTAURANT HAS BEEN A DUBLIN FAVORITE FOR THE PAST 14 YEARS. MIKE: TONIGHT – WE’RE HONORING THEM WITH THE COVETED NBC 4 UP TO CODE AWARD. COLLEEN: PLUS – THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SHUT DOWN A FAMILY DOLLAR STORE ON THE CITY’S SOUTH SIDE. SOMETHING TO DO ABOUT RODENTS. MIKE: NBC 4 INVESTIGATOR TOM SUSSI DISHES OUT THE DETAILS IN TONIGHT’S UP TO CODE REPORT. TOM… TOM: THIS STORE IN LOCATED AT THE GREAT SOUTHERN SHOPPING CENTER ON SOUTH HIGH STREET. THE COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT FORCED THEM TO CLOSE MONDAY. HERE’S WHY. SEE THESE LITTLE BLACK THINGS…NEXT TO THIS CAN OF MACKEREL? THEY’RE MOUSE DROPPINGS. LIKE THESE…THESE…AND THESE. THESE PICTURES – PROVIDED TO ME BY THE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT – SHOW WHERE THE MICE GNAWED ON BAGS OF FOOD AND CANDY. THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TELLS ME THIS BUSINESS CAN RE- OPEN ONCE IT PASSES AN INSPECTION AND PROVES THE MICE ARE UNDER CONTROL. NO RESPONSE TONIGHT FROM FAMILY DOLLAR’S CORPORATE OFFICE. IT’S NOT THE FIRST TIME THIS FAMILY DOLLAR STORE HAS HAD ISSUES WITH RODENTS. DURING AN INSPECTION HERE ON MARCH 9TH – INSPECTORS EYE-BALLED “MOUSE DROPPING NEAR POWDERED GRAVY…COOKIES…AND PACKAGED POTATOES.” NOW – IT’S TIME TO PRESENT THE COVETED NBC 4 UP TO CODE AWARD. THIS WEEK’S RECEIPIENT? NEW CHOPSTICKS – AT THE 2700 BLOCK OF MARTIN ROAD IN DUBLIN. “GET THIS…NEW CHOPSTICKS HASN’T HAD A CRITICAL VIOLATION IN TWO YEARS.” “CONGRATULATIONS. THANK YOU.” PAUL CHEN HAS OWNED NEW CHOPSTICKS THE PAST 14 YEARS. HE’S ALSO THE HEAD COOK. “PEOPLE REALLY ENJOY THE GREEN BEAN CHICKEN, SCHEZWAN CHICKEN AND GENERAL TAO’S CHICKEN.” WE HAD HIM WHIP UP SOME GENERAL TAO’S CHICKEN. PAUL TELLS ME HE’S BEEN COOKING NOW FOR 28 YEARS. “YOU WERE LIKE TWO YEARS OLD!” TOM: GREAT GUY. CHECK OUT NEW CHOPSTICKS ON MARTIN ROAD IN DUBLIN.

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