Report: Grand Street CVS Infested with Rats and Roaches

Posted on: November 20th, 2014 at 9:22 am by
Photo: Google Maps

Photo: Google Maps

The mainstream news networks always seem to go apeshit over stories of chain stores and their vermin infestation problems. Periodically each year, we read news or see photos of the lone rat on a binge in these establishments. Kinda gives added meaning to the phrase “click bait.”

Anyhoo, we’ll take a brief ride on the proverbial bandwagon to bring the latest situation happening at the far end of Grand Street, where a CVS is in the negative spotlight. PIX11 reports findings from an “undercover investigation” that the chain pharmacy at 500 Grand is home to roaches, rats and flies.

Inspectors found dead insects in candy boxes in the basement, another 60 dead flies, half a dozen dead roaches, and 110 mouse and rat droppings. They found either inaccurate thermometers or none at all in seven of the basement and retail level coolers and freezers.

When PIX11 asked the store’s manager if she knew about the rodent problem, she said no.

“I don’t really know. I haven’t been here for that long,” Anna Sanchez said when asked about whether they’ve been able to get the flies and roaches under control.

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