On August 4, Columbus Public Health inspectors dropped by Pepper's Wings & Fish II, 1125 E. Hudson St., to follow up on a citizen complaint.
The complaint stated, "this restaurant had mice droppings in windows, on floors, and the place looked like it hadn't been cleaned for months."
What inspectors uncovered forced the restaurant to close.
Inspectors found mouse droppings throughout the kitchen, some near food takeout containers. They also came across a dead mouse.
In its report, inspectors noted flies anchored on jars of sticky food, equipment coated with heavy accumulation of grease, and floors and walls covered with soils, residues, and grease.
Oh, and the facility didn't have hot water.
In all, inspectors noted six critical violations and 16 non-critical ones.
Before the restaurant could reopen, it had to address the violations, bring the facility up to code, and give it a thorough cleaning.
The Sussi Report learned that the business cleaned up its act, and the restaurant has reopened.
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