Goody's in Greenfield
Jermont Terry & WTMJ News Team
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GREENFIELD- A Greenfield restaurant has been closed because of a problem with roaches.
TODAY'S TMJ4's Jermont Terry has this special edition of "Dirty Dining."
Goody's, a popular restauarant in Greenfield was ordered to shut down for the second time this week by the health department.
Health inspectors say the owners must address cockroaches crawling around inside.
Terry reports that customers looked confused as they tried dining at Goody's at 108th street and Layton Avenue in Greenfield.
Customer Bonnie Chrpka says she can't imagine they would close this place down for a health reason.
But the Greenfield health department did lock goody's doors due to roaches downstairs.
Owner spiro asimakopoulos tells TODAY'S TMJ4 the city shut down the restaurant on Wednesday night on a condition they would address the pest problem in the basement storage area.
Asimakopoulos says "We clean everyday but these things happen in the restaurant business. It's sad to say they do happen in the restaurant business. Today we brought in a speacilized cleaning crew just so we can get opened tomorrow. So we lost a day i feel horrible."
When health inspectors returned Friday they say the roaches were no longer in the basement, but the pest problem they identified in the basement has come up to the food prep area, which forced them shut down goody's for the second time this week.
The health department will return on Saturday morning to see if the problem is fixed.
The health inspector says prior to this inspection goody's had no major violations for many years.