‘Numerous’ ants, dead insects, slimy residue: Lancaster County restaurant inspections

Torri Donley

The following Lancaster County restaurants were found to have violated Pennsylvania’s health and safety regulations during inspections between Sept. 6-12. Inspections are overseen by the Department of Agriculture. The department notes that in many cases violations are corrected by the restaurant before inspectors leave. FAR EAST CAFE 4 S. Prince […]

The following Lancaster County restaurants were found to have violated Pennsylvania’s health and safety regulations during inspections between Sept. 6-12.

Inspections are overseen by the Department of Agriculture. The department notes that in many cases violations are corrected by the restaurant before inspectors leave.

FAR EAST CAFE

4 S. Prince St., Millersville

Date: Sept. 11, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Observed dried food residue on the blade of the manual can opener. Cleaned.

KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN

2480 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster

Date: Sept. 11, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Observed grease accumulation on the fire suppression piping and nozzles located on the vent hood above the cooking equipment.

–Observed static dust accumulation on the walk-in cooler condensing unit fan covers.

–The hand-wash sink located in the chicken breading/frying area does not have water at a temperature of at least 100F. Another hand-wash sink is easily accessible for food employee use.

LYNDON CITY LINE DINER

1370 Manheim Pike, Lancaster

Date: Sept. 11, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: Out

Violations:

–The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.

–Food employees observed in the food preparation area and the dish washing area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, or hats.

–A food employee was observed touching toast — a ready-to-eat food — with bare hands.

–Food employee observed holding a cup and running their hand through the ice to scoop ice, contaminating ice with their hands.

–Observed wet wiping cloths throughout the facility, not being stored in sanitizer solution.

–Exhaust filter for the Ansul system were missing above the cook line, exposing cooking food to possible drip contamination.

–Observed clean dish racks stored on the floor in the dish washing area.

–Observed clean food equipment in the back, stored wet in a manner that does not allow for draining and/or air drying (wet nesting).

–Observed the dumpster lids open at the time of this inspection.

–Sliced tomatoes, sliced ham, pancake mix, and watermelon were held at 47-58F respectively, in the food preparation area, rather than 41F or below as required.

–A bottle of hand sanitizer was stored next to unprotected silverware under the outside tent.

–An open employee’s beverage container (three screw-cap variety) were observed in the cook-line area.

–Sliced, uncovered watermelon, contaminated by an employee’s open beverage that was knocked over and spilled onto the slices.

–Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration of the quaternary ammonia in the three compartment sink and santizing buckets.

–Observed a slimy residue build-up inside all soda nozzles.

–Observed old-food residue on the slicer and the potato dicer.

–Outside waste handling unit had drain plug removed.

–The outside grease receptacle and the area beneath have grease spillage and food debris presenting a possible rodent attractant.

–Ceiling tiles missing in the dock area, and need to be replaced.

–Observed raw chicken stored above raw pork in the walk-in cooler.

–Observed deeply scored cutting boards (portable green and brown boards) not resurfaced or discarded as required.

–Old milk splatter observed on the underside of the milkshake mixer.

–Observed old food debris and a grease build-up inside the fryers and on the floor beneath the fryers.

–The floor tiles in the dish washing area have eroded grout and several tiles are broken, missing, loose, and no longer easily cleanable.

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OLDE LINCOLN HOUSE

1398 W. Main St., Ephrata

Date: Sept. 11, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–In salad Bain Marie, cut lettuce, feta cheese, and salad dressings were held at 44F,rather than 41F or below as required. Voluntarily disgarded.

–Can opener blade, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.

THREE SISTERS PARK

119 W. Main St., Ephrata

Date: Sept. 11, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Old food residue in microwave oven.

–Floors throughout kitchen and bathroom are are dirty and need to be cleaned.

–Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required.

–Interior of Bain Marie and refrigerator units contain food debris and spillage.

–Exterior of food equipment is grimy.

–Heavy build-up of mineral deposits on dishwasher racks.

–Food facility does not have available chlorine sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration.

–Chlorine chemical sanitizer residual detected in the final sanitizer rinse cycle of the low temperature sanitizing dishwasher was zero ppm, and not 50-100 ppm as required. Service company called at time of inspection. Three bay sink will be used until correction made.

M&L ITALIAN PROVISIONS

2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Observed water leaking from beneath the bowl of the two bowl sink.

–Observed chipping paint and cracked and chipping cement on the floor around the fryers.

–The chlorine test strips used for checking the chlorine concentration for sanitizing expired on 6/1/19.

SCAPPI’S PIZZA

2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–The chlorine test strips used for checking the concentration of the chlorine sanitizer expired 6/1/19.

–Observed a residue build-up on the can opener blade.

–Observed bottles of alcohol antiseptic stored above single-service cups on the shelf in the back.

–Observed scotch tape on both handles of the cheese slicer.

GOLDEN DRAGON

2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Bottom portion of wall, in the back food preparation, near the three compartment sink and behind the reach-in cooler, is made of particle board, and is not durable, smooth, non-porous, non-absorbent. The walls are flaking and eroding, and have holes.

–Observed bottles of alcohol antiseptic stored above assorted sauces and on the same shelf with soy sauce in the back.

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KETTLE CRAIC

2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Food ingredient storage containers, in the back storage area, are not labeled with the common name of the food.

MAJESTY’S CUP – WICKED PICKLE

2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Observed fan guards in the walk-in cooler with static dust build-up.

–Observed numerous ants around the fountain soda machine gun holder in the serving area.

SWASHBUCKLER PUBLIC HOUSE

2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Observed webbing in areas around and behind equipment in the kitchen.

–No sign or poster posted at the hand-wash sinks in both restrooms to remind food employees to wash their hands.

–Observed water leaking at the hot-water lever of the three compartment sink.

BREAD AND BROTH

2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Non-food contact surfaces (walk-in cooler fan guard) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.

NEW WORLDE INN

2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Lettuce and raw hamburger was held at 50F in the refrigeration unit at the rear of the facility, nearest the entrance, rather than 41F or below as required.

BOSUN PETE’S

2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–The chlorine test strips for checking the chlorine concentration for sanitizing expired 6/19/19.

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CAT’S MEOW

213 S Charlotte St., Manheim

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Observed container of turkey in a reach-in cooler on the cook-line not covered.

–Observed a fan on the cook-line with a build-up of static dust.

–Observed personal medication store with clean dishes in the dish area.

–Observed a pink liquid in squeeze bottle and yellow liquid in a spray bottle not labeled with a common name.

–Observed wet wiping cloths on cook-line, not being stored in sanitizer solution.

NEXT DOOR FOOD STORE

644 Main St., Ephrata

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: Out

Violations:

–Facility is selling gummie bears with cbd oil which is an unapproved source and must immediately be removed from sale.

–Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration.

–Airpots are not being washed, rinsed or sanitized as indicated by dirty caps and filthy three bay sink with trash in compartments.

–Floor tiles are missing exposing sub floor behind counter in front of cigarette display. Repeat violation.

–The person-in-charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.

–Three bay sink observed with build up of filth, plastic bottle and food residue not being cleaned frequently.

–A heavy accumulation of broken equipment and trash observed in back of building. Repeat violation

SIP-N-GUYEN

955 N. State St., Ephrata

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Change of Owner

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Food facility does not have available chlorine sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration.

THE BRASSERIE

1679 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–The food facility does not have a hand-wash sink at the bar, located in the outside deck area.

–Observed wet and dirty towels in the bottom of the bar glass chilling unit.

TWO COUSINS PIZZA

437 E. Main St., Mountville

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Employee personal items, (lotion and fish oil) were observed on the shelf with food for the business, and not stored in dressing rooms or identified storage area as required.

–Time in lieu of temperature being used in the food facility to control ready-to-eat potentially hazardous foods (pizza) without written procedures or documentation to verify disposition of food.

–Food facility has an employee who held a Certified Food Manager certificate; however, the certificate has expired and is no longer valid. The facility has 90 days to enroll an employee in a State recognized Food Safety Course.

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CAFE CAPRICCIO

318 Honeysuckle Drive, Marietta

Date: Sept. 9, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: Out

Violations:

–Cut lettuce in the walk-in cooler area stored open with no covering.

–Observed raw chicken store on the same shelf with no barrier in the walk-in cooler to prevent cross contamination to pre-cooked chicken.

–Observed raw eggs stored above lettuce in the walk-in cooler.

–Observed a bucket of quat sanitzer with wiping cloth stored inside reading at zero ppm rather than 150-400 ppm as stated on the manufacturer’s label

–Observed debris and grease build up on floor under cooking equipment, soiled handle of walk-in cooler door, fan-guards of walk-in cooler with dust build-up.

–Observed employee food stored with in house food in the walk-in cooler.

–Observed cooked ground beef cooling in a container more than four inches high in the third bay of the three compartment sink which was soiled and other dirty dishes in the other two bays.

–Air condition duct work observed leaking and creating a puddle of water on the floor outside of the walk-in cooler.

–The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.

–Observed torn rubber torn gasket of the walk-in cooler.

–Can opener, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.

–Observed deflector shield of ice machine with a small amount of pink slime build-up.

–Food facility has a person certified but the certificate is not posted or in the facility.

–Soap was not available at the hand-wash sink in the men’s bathroom.

–Observed paper towels in the men’s restroom in the dispenser but they were not able to be accessed due to dispenser locked and towels stuck.

GRACIE’S ON WEST MAIN

264 W. Main St., Leola

Date: Sept. 9, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: Out

Violations:

–The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.

–Food facility is not removing dead insects from control devices frequently, as evidenced by some dead insects in bakery.

–There is no sign at pastry case where homemade baked goods are offered for sale, indicating that ingredients are available upon request.

–Food facility has a reminder statement on the menu for foods that are/or could be served raw or undercooked to the consumer; however, does not clearly disclose which foods the reminder statement applies to.

–Soda gun holders in Barista Bar contained a residue and were not clean to sight and touch.

–Container of sanitizer in Barista Bar taken from bulk supply, was not labeled with the common name of the chemical.

–Receptacle in trash room, containing food waste is emitting an odor and is not being removed frequently enough to minimize the attraction or harborage of rodents or insects.

–Food remnants found on floor around kitchen perimeter, in trash room and in bakery under shelving and need to be cleaned more frequently.

–In bakery, raw shell eggs were stored above chocolate icing in upright refrigerator.

–The following hand-washing sinks were being used for purposes other than hand-washing: Scrubbies in dishwashing room handsink, coffee pot, dishes and fork in wait station hand-washing sink, in kitchen dirty water was disposed of in hand-washing sink.

–Leak inside upright refrigerator in far side wait station. Towels are being used to absorb water.

–Door located in trash room contains a gap toward the bottom and does not protect against the entry of rodents and insects.

–In order to keep kitchen free of excessive smoke and fumes, smoker needs to be situated completely under the hood.

HERSHEY BISTRO

2853 Hershey Road, Elizabethtown

Date: Sept. 9, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. Quat and chlorine strips are needed.

–Plumbing system not maintained in good repair – observed water leaking at the pressure valve for the rear prep area hand was sink.

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MARY MOTHER OF THE CHURCH

625 Union School Road, Mount Joy

Date: Sept. 9, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Raw eggs stored on top shelf above beverages and other packaged condiments.

–Observed gasket of stainless steel in cooler with black build-up.

–Peeling paint observed on the air-duct in the back storage room.

–Observed dust build-up on vent’s in the back storage room area.

YOUR PLACE COMMISSARY

2133 Lincoln Way East, Lancaster

Date: Sept. 9, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Old equipment and wood stored outside building and needs removed.

–Observed small white plastic food storage containers stored directly on the floor, and not six inches above the floor.

–Observed exposed insulation on the walls in the dry storage area.

ZOE’S KITCHEN

1569 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster

Date: Sept. 9, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–An open employee’s beverage container was observed on a shelf above a food preparation table.

–Observed old-food residue on the can opener blade, the slicer, and inside soda nozzles. Observed a black residue inside the ice maker and on the deflector plate of the ice maker (ice maker was placed out of service).

–Mechanical ware-washing equipment observed with build up of filth and food residue on top and not cleaned before use, and frequently throughout the day.

ELLA’S PLACE

825 S. Market St., Elizabethtown

Date: Sept. 8, 2020

Type: Follow-up

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Observed hood above fryers and oven beside fryers with accumulation of grease.

MILLER’S ALE HOUSE

1000 Crossings Blvd., Lancaster

Date: Sept. 8, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Old food residue and a grease build-up observed on the underside of the salamander, presenting possible drip contamination into uncovered hot foods.

–Observed clean dish racks stored on the floor in the dish washing area.

–Observed clean food equipment on the storage rack, stored wet in a manner that does not allow for draining and/or air drying (wet nesting).

–Food employee observed at the cook-line, wearing rubber bracelets.

–Observed old-food residue on many metal food containers, plastic food inserts, soup bowls, and metal lids, all stored as clean.

–Observed small, winged insects inside bottles of Hennessey, Jim Beam, and Courvoisier.

–Observed a bottle of stainless-steel polish stored on top of a box of single-use items (souffle cups). Observed a bottle of lubricant stored on a shelf with stirring straws for drinks at the bar.

–The booster-heater of the mechanical dishwasher shuts down when it overheats, unbeknownst to the employees who continue to use the dishwasher even though it is not achieving proper sanitizing temperature.

–Observed deeply scored cutting boards (on the middle unit and the portable green board at the bar) not resurfaced or discarded as required.

PASQUALE’S V PIZZA

399 Nottingham Road, Quarryville

Date: Sept. 8, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Observed food residue accumulation on the deli slicer and not clean to sight and touch. Cleaned.

–Observed plastic bags and brushes in the hand-wash sink and not accessible for food employees. Corrected

–End caps for the plastic protective florescent light covers are missing.

TEQUILA MEXICAN GRILL, BAKERY, & STORE

805-A Rohrerstown Road, Lancaster

Date: Sept. 8, 2020

Type: Opening

Compliance: In

Violations:

–The Food Facility does not employ a person who is Serve Safe Certified. An employee is scheduled to attend a State recognized Food Safety course.

TOP OF THE MARKET CAFE

Auction Road, Manheim

Date: Sept. 8, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Observed accumulation of grease on the floor and around the fryers in the front concession area, also a floor model mixer observed with old-food residue behind the splash guard.

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The following establishments had no violations

BURGER KING #4084

1408 Lititz Pike, Lancaster

Date: Sept. 11, 2020

Type: Emergency Response

Compliance: Out

Violations:

None found

CRACKED PEPPER CATERING

341 E Liberty St., Lancaster

Date: Sept. 11, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

HAMILTON CLUB

106 E Orange St., Lancaster

Date: Sept. 11, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

WEATHERED VINEYARDS TASTING ROOM AT SMITHTON INN

900 W Main St., Ephrata

Date: Sept. 11, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

WISH YOU WELL LLC

341 E Liberty St., Lancaster

Date: Sept. 11, 2020

Type: Opening

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

A.B. ORCHARDS

5754 White Oak Road, Paradise

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

BOOTH #310 DARK KNIGHT

2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Change of Owner

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

BOOTH 202 PEASANT BREAD & LEMONADE

2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

BOOTH 211

2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

BOOTH 213 CAFE CORTEZ

2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

BOOTH 216 – 218 – 220 QUEEN’S CREAMERY – STEAK ON A STAKE – CHEESE STEAKS

2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

BOOTH 226 JUST LEGGES

2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

BOOTH 232 THE WITCHES HAT

2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

BOOTH 237/241 QUEENS CONFECTIONS/TUDOR FRUIT & TEA

2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

BOOTH 243 EARL OF SANDWICH

2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

BOOTH 352 MACBETH MAC & CHEESE

2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

BOOTH 355 ARGYLE CAFE

2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

BOOTH 521 PRANCING SCHWEIN

2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

BOOTH 523 BRATEN UND BIERHALL

2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

BOOTH 528 MEATE AND TATERS

2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

BOOTH 532 GERMAN KITCHEN

2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

CITRONNELLE

110 W Orange St., Lancaster

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

GERMANIA BAND CLUB

41 S Pitt St., Manheim

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

SPROUT

58 N Prince St., Lancaster

Date: Sept. 10, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

CAFE ONE EIGHT

18 W Orange St., Lancaster

Date: Sept. 9, 2020

Type: Complaint

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

FLORIN CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN

815 Bruce Ave., Mount Joy

Date: Sept. 9, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

FLOYD’S CAFE

237 N Prince St., Lancaster

Date: Sept. 9, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

GEORGETOWN NATURAL FOODS

1248 Georgetown Road, Christiana

Date: Sept. 9, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

HAYLOFT ICE CREAM

95 S Groffdale Road, Leola

Date: Sept. 9, 2020

Type: Complaint

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

LANCASTER ASIAN CENTER

2060 Bennett Ave., Lancaster

Date: Sept. 9, 2020

Type: Type 2 Follow-up

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

LINDA’S LUNCH WAGON

109 N Maple St., Leola

Date: Sept. 9, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

PANERA BREAD

839 E Main St., Ephrata

Date: Sept. 9, 2020

Type: Opening

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

PEPPER LANE FUDGE AND SWEETS

3526 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse

Date: Sept. 9, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

RIBS, WINGS, AND OTHER THINGS (MFF – TYPE 4)

3800 Hillcrest Drive, Columbia

Date: Sept. 9, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

RIVER STREET SWEETS-SAVANNAH’S CANDY KITCHEN

311 Stanley K Tanger Blvd., Ste 1250 Lancaster

Date: Sept. 9, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

DONEGAL GARDENS

705 Graystone Road, Midway Manheim

Date: Sept. 8, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

ESH-BBQ-MFF3

1560 Furniss Road, Drumore

Date: Sept. 8, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

KREIDER’S TOMATOES

705 Graystone Road, Midway Manheim

Date: Sept. 8, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

MILTON GROVE U M CHURCH

2026 Cloverleaf Road, Mount Joy

Date: Sept. 8, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

MILTON GROVE UM CHURCH-MOBILE (MFF TYPE 3)

2026 Cloverleaf Road, Mount Joy

Date: Sept. 8, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

WILLOW STREET DISTRIBUTORS

2958 Willow St., Pike, Willow Street

Date: Sept. 8, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

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