Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – The City of Syracuse launched 10 surprise inspections at corner stores throughout the city on Tuesday, citing six of them for violations, including one that was simply shut down altogether.
Teams composed of police, firefighters, and code-enforcement officials went to stores that had received numerous complaints.
The Delaware Market on the corner of South Geddes and Delaware streets was closed when inspectors found gas and sewage leaking in the basement. In addition, they said the facility didn’t have working smoke detectors.
In addition, the city delivered shut-down notices to:
•S & R Market, 303 South Ave.
•Food King, 500-04 Oakwood Ave. and Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
•Lexington Market, 105 Lexington Ave.
•South Mini Mart, 2621-23 Midland Ave. and Ostrander Ave.
•Midland Discount Market, 1434 Midland Ave. and Colvin St.
The stores have 24 hours to correct their problems or the city says it will close them.
The city says if the stores remain open without correcting the issues, they will be sued.