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Gumby's Pizza Will Not Reopen on Hillsborough Street

Posted February 5, 2008 7:55 p.m. EST

— Gumby's Pizza will not reopen on Hillsborough Street.

Health inspectors shut down the restaurant after giving it a score of 60.5.

Restaurants need a minimum score of 70 to stay open. Once a restaurant is shut down, it has to be brought back up to current building codes before it can re-open.

Gumby's owner Chance Hippler appealed the action in court. A judge dismissed that appeal Monday.

Hippler told WRAL Tuesday that he stopped fighting the Health Department because he found a new location. He said it should open in the next month or so.