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Sunday, December 03, 2006

The sun will come out tomorrow

Dinosaur BBQ in Syracuse is cleaning up its act. It seems like they still don't know what caused the problems, but they're doing their best to fix the problem. I hope the restaurant can recover its business, but to be honest, I'd be a little leary about going back.

Cleanup underway at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Updated: 12/3/2006 By: Cait McVey

Most days, you can find a line of hungry people waiting to be seated at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. But not this weekend; the restaurant is closed for cleanup.

"We've done a top to bottom cleaning and sanitizing in conjunction with the health department. We've changed filters in the air cleaners. We've done ice machines. You name it, it's been taken care of," said owner John Stage.

So far, more than 600 people reported getting sick after eating at the restaurant or coming in contact with someone who did last weekend. The health department said it was most likely a viral illness, but they can't pinpoint just what caused it. So, the department recommended the Dinosaur close for a few days to sanitize.

"I need to emphasize that Dinosaur Bar-B-Que has been very cooperative and we did not have to threaten them with closure. They were very cooperative," Onondage County Health Director Dr. Cynthia Morrow said.

Obviously business will be lost this weekend, but what about after the restaurant reopens? Will customers come back?

"I can only hope. We've been in this community a really long time, and I really hope people give us another chance. I don't know what to expect, but I hope they do," said Stage.

The Health Department is set to perform a final inspection Monday morning. If given the green light,Dinosaur Bar-B-Que will reopen just in time for lunch.


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