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Bed Bugs Shut Down North Las Vegas Restaurant

The health department investigated

Hometown Kitchen
Hometown Kitchen

Hometown Kitchen, the restaurant at the Silver Nugget Casino in North Las Vegas, was shut down by the Southern Nevada Health District on Tuesday after officials found bedbugs in the restaurant.

"The Southern Nevada Health District reinspected the facility at the Silver Nugget today and the restaurant allowed it to reopen. As part of the re-inspection, the health district has advised the facility that an integrated pest management plan is required," Southern Nevada Health District spokeswoman Stephanie Bethel tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

A statement from the casino said the restaurant "found a few bugs but not an infestation."

"Our entire premises are sprayed by a reputable pest-control company on a weekly basis, and we have never had any reports like this before," the press statement says. "We are continuing our investigation … and are taking every measure to ensure the safety and health of our guests and employees."

The restaurant re-opened on Tuesday afternoon.

SNHD gave Hometown Kitchen a C grade in 2009.

The health district conducts unannounced inspections at least once a year. Inspections are posted online about five days after the inspection. The Southern Nevada Health District routinely shuts down restaurants that receive more than 40 demerits. Restaurants have the option of requesting a re-inspection before the next scheduled inspection.

Hometown Kitchen

, North Las Vegas, NV (702) 399-1111