Updated: Jimmy's Bridgeville Restaurant Approved to Reopen - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Updated: Jimmy's Bridgeville Restaurant Approved to Reopen After Reinspection

Posted: Updated:
Jimmy's Bridgeville Family Restaurant (Photo: WBOC) Jimmy's Bridgeville Family Restaurant (Photo: WBOC)

BRIDGEVILLE, Del.- The Delaware Division of Public Health said Friday that Jimmy's Bridgeville Family Restaurant has been approved to reopen following a reinspection of the business. 

The restaurant had been ordered closed Tuesday after the DPH noted "gross sanitary conditions" and roaches discovered following a routine inspection.

During their initial inspection on Tuesday, inspectors said they observed employees fail to wash their hands before putting on gloves and saw an employee mixing coleslaw with bare hands. The report also noted heavy mold and mildew debris inside an ice machine.

Inspectors also found several foods throughout the facility not kept at their proper hot or cold holding temperatures. 

Other violations noted in the inspection included hoods and ducts had heavy buildup of grease, food debris and dust, as well as raw eggs over ready-to-eat foods in a walk-in refrigerator.

During a follow-up inspection conducted on Wednesday, inspectors said they observed "live and dead" roaches in the facility. 

DPH ordered the restaurant closed until all "priority" violations were corrected and planned a re-inspection Friday at which time DPH gave the restaurant the green light to open.  

WBOC reached out to the owner of Jimmy's Bridgeville, Mike Kostis, who said he reopened the restaurant at 2 p.m. Friday.  

Kostis said he inherited a few problems after purchasing the restaurant in early fall but is "attacking them aggressively."

"We continue to improve the building and functions every day," Kostis said.

 

  • Delaware News</span><div style="float:right"><a href="/global/Category.asp?C=185255">More &gt;&gt;</a></div><span>Delaware NewsMore>>

  • New License Suspension Bill In Delaware

    New License Suspension Bill In Delaware

    Saturday, April 20 2019 8:28 AM EDT2019-04-20 12:28:16 GMT
    Saturday, April 20 2019 8:32 AM EDT2019-04-20 12:32:26 GMT
    Getting caught driving in Delaware without proof of insurance might not result in your license getting suspended.More
    Getting caught driving in Delaware without proof of insurance might not result in your license getting suspended.More
  • Wet Weather Changes Some Easter Weekend Events

    Wet Weather Changes Some Easter Weekend Events

    Saturday, April 20 2019 5:53 PM EDT2019-04-20 21:53:07 GMT
    Saturday, April 20 2019 5:53 PM EDT2019-04-20 21:53:07 GMT
    The sun finally peeked out on Saturday after a night of severe weather across the peninsula.More
    The sun finally peeked out on Saturday after a night of severe weather across the peninsula. More
  • Trial Set in State Lawsuit Over Massage Parlor Prostitution

    Trial Set in State Lawsuit Over Massage Parlor Prostitution

    Saturday, April 20 2019 4:49 PM EDT2019-04-20 20:49:48 GMT
    Saturday, April 20 2019 4:49 PM EDT2019-04-20 20:49:48 GMT
    A Delaware judge is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit filed by state officials seeking $700,000 in civil penalties against a massage parlor owner who pleaded guilty to prostitution charges.More
    A Delaware judge is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit filed by state officials seeking $700,000 in civil penalties against a massage parlor owner who pleaded guilty to prostitution charges.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices