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Flaming Cheese Staple Parthenon Shut Down By Chicago Health Inspectors

Greektown restaurant could re-open today or Friday

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The city health department has shut down a Greektown favorite. The Parthenon has been closed since April 1 after failing two health inspections, reported Chicagoist. Neighboring Aviva, which recently opened under the same ownership, appeared unaffected.

The latest inspection took place on March 22, and officials reported roaches in the hot water closet and one in the dish machine. There were also rodent droppings in the HVAC filter storage areas and in a space near the basement stairs. There were also various issues with the walk-in cooler. Read the full report below.

Chicagoist reported that the restaurant could reopen today or Friday, and that workers told them that they were only closed for remodeling. An email sent to Aviva co-owner Lorraine Rief-Liakouras, whose husband Chris owns Parthenon, wasn't immediately returned.

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The Parthenon

314 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661 (312) 726-2407 Visit Website