Two convenience stores on South Chester Avenue have been closed by Public Health after dead roaches were found and food was stored at unsafe temperatures.
The two stores — Alnajar's Lucky Seven #8 and Tommy's Liquor — closed following an inspection Wednesday, according to Public Health.
At Alnajar's, inspectors found chicken strips, corn dogs, chicken wings and potato wedges in a holding unit at least 10 degrees below the required 135-degree minimum temperature, according to a Public Health report.
Inspectors also found a fryer set up in a restroom, and food was being prepared to sell without a valid health permit, the report says. Debris buildup was noticed on fans in the walk-in cooler and on the fryer unit and hood.
Tommy's Liquor had a "great amount of dead cockroaches" under food equipment in an abandoned food preparation area and behind a refrigerator, according to inspectors. The sink in a the restroom was "in a state of disrepair," and the facility failed to demonstrate basic knowledge of food safety principles and sanitation.