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Posted on Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 9:32 a.m.

South Quad restaurant Ciao Down reopens after cockroach infestation

By Cindy Heflin

A pizzeria in the University of Michigan’s South Quadrangle residence hall has reopened following treatments to rid it of cockroaches, The Michigan Daily reported.

Ciao Down Pizzeria was closed Dec. 15 for treatment while students were on vacation.

Exterminators used food-safe treatments to get rid of the roaches in food areas, University Housing spokesman Peter Logan told the newspaper.

Read The Michigan Daily article.



Tue, Jan 10, 2012 : 2:14 p.m.


Dog Guy

Tue, Jan 10, 2012 : 3:09 a.m.

Cockroaches are greasy sweet and crunchy but they make your breath stink something fierce. Cockroach pizza would require mouthwash . . . and floss.


Tue, Jan 10, 2012 : 7:16 p.m.

...and you know this how???

Billy Bob Schwartz

Tue, Jan 10, 2012 : 1:27 a.m.

A pizzeria in the University of Michigan's South Quadrangle residence hall has reopened following treatments to rid it of cockroaches? ................ So did they dynamiite the quad or what?


Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 8:34 p.m.

It is probably the rare restaurant in Ann Arbor that doesn't harbor some roach activity. Remember the photos of rats running amuck in New York restaurants after hours? One of the reasons that I am happy to eat at home.


Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 6:31 p.m.

for everyone out there, the entire campus is riddled with cockroaches. It's a campus of old buildings, there's nothing that can be done about it. I used to be a 2nd shift custodian on campus and can tell you that there is no such thing as a roach-free building. Especially at night, after just about everyone has gone home at 5pm.

Monica R-W

Tue, Jan 10, 2012 : 5:13 a.m.

Wow....thanks for the information Forever 27. Is this also a problem at UofM Health Center?


Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 8:32 p.m.

Agreed. One of the big problems is people who eat at their desks, dropping food all over. Many also store food in the desks. It's a variable feast!!


Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 6:04 p.m.

How many calories in One bedbug, since the bedbug eats only evey 30 day and can go with out Food?bood for up to 300 day ..well we have a new diet this years , eat them before they it you and no more food for 300 days! Any research on this subject?


Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 4:52 p.m.

Wow! That headline ought to help business.


Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 6:35 p.m.

It may help if patrons were staying away because of the cockroaches. It may not help if customers were not already aware of the problem.


Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 4:45 p.m.

Insects are an accepted food staple for millions of persons in cultures throughout the world. Local insectivores could have their own menu with insect toppings; high in protein, low in saturated fats. Knowing the diversity of Ann Arbor, there are likely enough insectivorous individuals to warrant such an alternative menu.


Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 3:41 p.m.

On the reverse psych marketing theory that you at least remember negative names ( "flim flam", "wurst bar" etc) this place could rename as "ciao down/ throw up"


Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 3:31 p.m.

I've heard that "There is no such thing as bad publicity" but.....

Wolf's Bane

Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 3:28 p.m.

Disgusting. Note to self: Don't eat any food while on the University of Michigan campus. :)

Mr. Ed

Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 2:58 p.m.


John of Saline

Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 2:56 p.m.

More protein, more crunch!


Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 2:42 p.m.

MMMMMMMMM.........I loves me some cockroach pizza! I bet the line will be out the door!