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Roaches keep cafe closed, but resort cleans up for grand opening

Mia’s Cafe, 3985 Cortez Road W., remained closed after state inspectors found live roaches on two follow-up visits on June 10 and 12.
Mia’s Cafe, 3985 Cortez Road W., remained closed after state inspectors found live roaches on two follow-up visits on June 10 and 12.

It’s status quo for Mia’s Cafe, 3985 Cortez Road W., and that’s not good news. On June 9, the cafe was closed because inspectors found 10 live roaches near the cafe’s soda machine. Inspectors returned the next day and found seven live roaches.

When inspectors visited again on June 12, five live roaches were found. The cafe remains closed.

New Longboat Key resort

Good news for The Zota Beach Resort on Longboat Key: It’s cleared for grand opening weekend, according to state inspection reports.

The 187-room hotel passed lodging and restaurant inspections on June 13 with a few citations regarding plumbing and signage that are categorized as “basic” or “intermediate” by the state’s inspection grading system, which is adopted from the 2009 U.S. Food and Drug Administration Food Code. Several of the violations were corrected onsite, according to the reports.

The Zota Beach Resort offers a dine-in restaurant, a wine bar, a poolside bar with deck service and in-room dining. A reservations representative for Zota confirmed that Friday, June 23, is the first day the resort is booking rooms. For more information on the new hotel, visit zotabeachresort.com.

Janelle O’Dea: 941-745-7095, @jayohday

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