Penn Station Pizza Hut, Taco Bell Shut Down by Health Dept.

By Alan Neuhauser on November 11, 2013 1:18pm 

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 A combination  Pizza Hut  and  Taco Bell  in Penn Station, which also share's space with Colombo's Yogurt,  Nathan's  and  Tim Horton's  were closed for racking up dozens of violations, including for "live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas," according to the DOH.
DOH Closes Penn Station Restaurants
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MIDTOWN — Commuters beware — the city's Department of Health shut down a slew of fast-food eateries in Penn Station Friday.

A combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, which also shares space with Colombo's Yogurt, Nathan's and Tim Horton's, was closed for racking up dozens of violations, including "live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas," according to the DOH.

The shared Colombo, Taco Bell, Nathan's and Tim Horton's restaurant was also cited for the presence of "filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated flies," department records show.

The restaurants remained shuttered Monday afternoon, with a sign out front stating they were undergoing repairs. A worker inside said the eateries had been closed for two days, but could not say when they would reopen.

The closure marks at least the second time the Colombo's, Taco Bell, Nathan's and Tim Horton's location has been shut down at Penn Station. An inspection there in March 2012 also found live roaches in the space, records show.

The restaurants' corporate offices did not immediately return requests for comment.

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