ALLEGHENY COUNTY, Pa. — The Allegheny County Health Department put a consumer alert sticker on the front door of Ragtime Pizza in Duquesne after inspectors found inches of grease, water and fecal matter on the basement floor.
“By the time you have fecal matter on the floor, it’s been a problem,” said Michael Redman, who lives nearby. “You can usually smell it from upstairs in most instances.”
Redman lives in Duquesne and owns a home remodeling and commercial installation business. He said the Health department plays an important role in making sure businesses stay up to code.
County inspectors also cited the business for duct tape on the faucets, improper temperatures where the raw meat is stored, and several other violations.
People 11 News talked to hope the restaurant fixes the violations and reopens because the city of Duquesne needs it.
“We need more family restaurants, more options to come to and come and eat and bring people to our neighborhood,” said Lariia Sloan.
“When you get hit by anything, especially when it’s a surprise, it’s never a good thing. So hopefully he does get in contact with a plumber and get the issues resolved,” Redman added.
11 News called and went by the restaurant to speak to the owner, and no one answered.
According to the inspection report, the restaurant needs to eliminate the waste water in the basement before the county will remove the health alert.
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