Rochester’s popular coffee shop, Spot Coffee, has been ordered to close temporarily by the Monroe County Health Dept. The health department issued an order on February 9, requiring the establishment to cease all food operations and shut down in connection with the NY State Sanitary Code. A sign on the door of Spot Coffee indicates that the coffee shop has been closed due to health code violations.
According to the state health department’s website, several violations were found at Spot Coffee. One of these was a “critical violation” related to food from an “unapproved source, spoiled, adulterated on premises.” Other violations were related to issues such as food not being protected from potential sources of contamination and not having effective measures in place to control rodents and insects from entering the restaurant.
Peter Kervin, District Operations Manager for Spot Coffee, stated that the company is taking these recent reports very seriously. Immediate action was taken by Spot Coffee to address the issue, and they are working diligently to rectify the situation and prevent any recurrence of these violations. The company is cooperating fully with the county health department and implementing thorough cleaning and sanitation procedures as well as working with pest control services.
Spot Rochester is committed to ensuring that they meet and exceed all health and safety standards. They appreciate the community’s understanding and patience as they work to resolve this matter. At this time, there has been no immediate word on when Spot will reopen.