UPTOWN — An Uptown eatery that's been in the community for more than 50 years is closed after failing to pass city inspections.
As first reported by Uptown Update, Jakes Pup in the Ruff failed a Health Department inspection on Oct. 1 and "was given a week to make things better," but wasn't able to satisfy the city and was closed until various problems were corrected at the restaurant, 4401 N. Sheridan Road.
An inspector "observed over 15 live roaches," in walls and cracks and crevices in a food preparation area, according to a city report.
There was slime and dirt buildup inside an ice machine "dripping into ice." Inspectors observed "thick" dust buildup in coolers, and "food buildup" on the exteriors of "all coolers," and "food/grease buildup" on the exterior "of all cooking equipment."
Debris and dirt was also found "along all walls," and corners in the food prep and storage areas, among numerous infractions.
The owner of Jakes was unreachable for comment on Monday. But a sign on the door said the restaurant "will reopen soon."