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Live baby roaches found in follow-up inspection of Plaza restaurant closed for weekend

A sign on the door of the Plaza restaurant Zocalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria announces it is closed for the weekend, June 24, 2017. The Kansas City Health Department Thursday issued a follow-up inspection report that the restaurant did not have effective pest control measures in place.
A sign on the door of the Plaza restaurant Zocalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria announces it is closed for the weekend, June 24, 2017. The Kansas City Health Department Thursday issued a follow-up inspection report that the restaurant did not have effective pest control measures in place. jrobertson@kcstar.com

Zocalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria in the Country Club Plaza posted a sign that it is closed this weekend following a health inspection that found three roaches.

The restaurant at 620 W. 48th St. has been dealing with violations in follow-up inspections since problems with roaches were found in a routine inspection June 15.

In the latest inspection on Thursday, the Kansas City Health Department reported its inspector observed live baby roaches behind a fry freezer, on the side of a drink cooler and by a restroom wall baseboard in its basement. The inspector saw a total of three live roaches.

Earlier in the week, restaurant owner Chris Ridler issued a statement saying the restaurant was dealing with the effects of Brush Creek and heavy rains, and with nearby construction. The restaurant has changed pest control companies, he said.

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