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Health officials: Templeton restaurant closed due to cockroach infestation

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A.J. Spurs, Templeton (KSBY photo) A.J. Spurs, Templeton (KSBY photo)

San Luis Obispo County Environmental Health Services says the A.J. Spurs in Templeton was closed Monday because of a cockroach infestation.

Health officials responded after receiving a complaint from a customer who saw roaches while dining in the restaurant, according to Laurie Salo, an environmental health supervisor with San Luis Obispo County.

Salo said her department's inspection of the restaurant found evidence of all stages of cockroach development.

Health officials say an older building such as A.J. Spurs' can sometimes contain easier routes for vermin and have problems with sanitation. They say the closure will give the restaurant time to work with a pest control service to abate the problem.

When the restaurant believes the issue has been resolved, health inspectors will return to review the abatement work, check the condition of the establishment, and decide if it can be reopened.

Calls to the Templeton restaurant went unanswered Tuesday. An employee who answered the phone at the A.J. Spurs in Buellton said the Templeton restaurant was expected to reopen on Wednesday.

The sudden closure of A.J Spurs came the same day a Nipomo Carl's Jr. temporarily closed after a customer spotted a mouse on a counter. Salo said two back-to-back closures are unusual for the county. The county says no other local restaurants are closed for potential health-related issues.

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