Restaurant Report: Holey Moley! Inspectors find dozens of live and dead roaches at bagel shop

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Action News Jax’s Ben Becker reports every week on what inspectors discover at your favorite places to eat in the Original Restaurant Report.

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Becker paid a visit to Holey Moley Bagel Shop #2 on Baymeadows Road near Interstate 95. State inspectors found 24 live roaches, 90 dead roaches and it was operating with an expired license. It was temporarily closed.

Becker was shown the door by a worker as he tried to get answers.

“No one is here to talk to you guys,” said the unnamed worker.

“I’m just here about the dozens of roaches that were found,” responded Becker.  

“Yeah I know. No one is here to talk to you, thank you,” said the worker.

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Elsewhere, J Lemon & Pepper on North Main Street near East 44th Street was cited for 44 live flying insects, one dead roach and time/temperature safety violations. It was temporarily closed.

Inspectors say New Kings Fish and Chicken on New Kings Road near Moncrief Road had wastewater backing up through floor drains, four live flying insects and six tomatoes with mold-like growth. It was temporarily closed.

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Becker’s final stop was Up In Smoke BBQ on Beach Boulevard near the Intracoastal. It was cited for operating with an expired license, time/temperature safety violations and a box of light bulbs stored in a handwash sink. It was  temporarily closed.

All the restaurants passed follow-up inspections.