Restaurants shut down by Health Dept. re-opened

Dicky's Wild Hare and The Mandarin
Dicky’s Wild Hare (left) located at 2910 Maplecrest Road in Fort Wayne and The Mandarin Restaurant (right) in Maplewood Plaza off Stellhorn Rd.
Restaurant closed
A sign on the front door of the Mandarin restaurant on February 25, 2014 indicates the establishment has been ordered closed because of cockroaches.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  The Mandarin was approved to re-open on Wednesday afternoon. Dicky’s Wild Hare re-opened on Thursday afternoon.

This is an update to the previously published story below. 

Shortly after learning the Lima Road Asakusa had re-opened, NewsChannel 15 learned that two more restaurants in Fort Wayne had been shut down due to ‘pest problems.’

The Mandarin and Dicky’s Wild Hare were shut down by the Fort Wayne-Allen County Health Department on Tuesday due to the presence of cockroaches, according to Director of Communications John Silcox.

The Mandarin is located at 5978 Stellhorn Road and Dicky’s Wild Hare is at 2910 Maplecrest Road.

NewsChannel 15 spoke to the Health Department earlier in February about the increase in complaints. In 2013, a total of 23 restaurants were shut down by the Department of Health. This year, 14 have already been closed for Health Code violations. Many of these have been for pest problems.

Ann Applegate told NewsChannel 15 at that time that the discovery of just one cockroach would merit shutting a restaurant down.

There were three complaints this week about possible pest issues, but inspectors did not find any violations.

This article will be updated if and when any more information is available.

Inspections and complaints

If you see something out of place at a restaurant, health officials ask you to let them know.  File a complaint by calling their office at (260) 449-7562 or fill one out online here.

Go to the Food and Consumer Protection page of the Fort Wayne-Allen County Health Department website to see inspection results and for more information on food-related complaints.

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