Pie-lovers pack into Midwood pizzeria for reopening

A popular Midwood pizzeria that was shuttered last week over health code violations reopened today, and customers who lined up for slices seemed unfazed by

BROOKLYN - A popular Midwood pizzeria that was shuttered last week over health code violations reopened today, and customers who lined up for slices seemed unfazed by the brief sanitation shutdown.DiFara's Pizzeria on Avenue J was closed by the city's Department of Health after the eatery was slapped with 67 violation points for sanitary issues, including live mice inside the shop.The manager of the pizza shop says she has fought the health department for years. She claims the violations are not entirely accurate and says there are no hazardous conditions in the restaurant.When DiFara?s reopened its doors today, customers packed in and waited as long as 40 minutes for pies.The manager says the Department of Health is scheduled to return next week for an inspection and issue a grade rating for the eatery.

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