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Route 50 Diner in Ballston Spa Briefly Closed Due to Health Violation

A New York State Department of Health Notice of Closure hangs on the front door of the Route 50 Diner in Ballston Spa. Photo by Jonathon Norcross. A New York State Department of Health Notice of Closure hangs on the front door of the Route 50 Diner in Ballston Spa. Photo by Jonathon Norcross.

BALLSTON SPA — According to the New York State Department of Health, the Route 50 Diner in Ballston Spa was temporarily closed after an inspection on May 30 revealed an apparent, ongoing pest control issue.

The diner hired a pest control company to “mitigate the cockroach issue throughout the facility,” a health department report stated. 

In order to reopen, the diner needed to send the Glens Falls District Office a receipt showing that pest control services have been completed, a document from the pest control company stating that the diner is pest free, and a contract with the pest control company showing that maintenance will be performed for at least the next six months.

In a statement posted to social media, the company said it was doing the best it could to reopen. “The sad part is we are in a building with two other businesses that are not required to do anything,” the statement said. “As much as everybody wants to put us down and say negative things, we will rise up and we always do.”

The next day, the diner announced that it would be reopening on June 5. 

The Route 50 Diner, located at 2002 Doubleday Avenue, was also temporarily closed last year by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance due to unpaid taxes.

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