Barnes & Noble Cafe Reopens After Forced Closure for Active Cockroach Infestation

Barnes & Noble Cafe Reopens After Forced Closure for Active Cockroach Infestation

VICTORVILLE, Ca. – The Barnes & Noble Cafe, which sells Starbucks products was reopened recently after a nearly 3-week closure for cockroaches and an unclean floor area.

On September 10, 2020, the Barnes and Noble Cafe located at 14400 Bear Valley Road was closed immediately after an unannounced inspection from the San Bernardino County Health Department. The manager at the location indicated that they had an active infestation with both dead and live cockroaches despite several pest control visits. Multiple dead and live cockroaches were found under the counter where the espresso machine, under the service counter, baked goods display and the compartment sinks, and in the cupboards where dry goods were stored. Also, “heavy debris and residue” were found under the counter holding the espresso machine. The finding led to the suspension of their permit due to the cockroach infestation.

In order to reopen the cafe had to be reinspected. Prior to reinspection the cafe had to sanitize all affected areas, all evidence of cockroach activity had to be resolved,  The reinspection was completed on October 2, 2020. No live cockroaches were found in the facility and no signs of an active infestation were found. One dead adult cockroach was located on the floor behind the ice machine at the location. The manager was able to provide several pest control invoices for six services between the first inspection and on the day of the reinspection. The permit was reinstated and the location was allowed to reopen. 

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