Rochester’s popular coffee shop, Spot Coffee, has been temporarily closed due to health violations. The Monroe County Health Dept. issued an order on Feb. 9, ordering the establishment to close and all food operations to cease in connection with the NY State Sanitary Code. The state health department’s website lists a number of health code violations, including one called a “critical violation” related to food from an “unapproved source, spoiled, adulterated on premises.” Other violations are related to issues such as food not being protected from potential sources of contamination, and not having effective measures to control rodents and insects from entering the restaurant.
Spot Coffee’s District Operations Manager, Peter Kervin, released a statement indicating that the company is taking the recent reports very seriously. Spot took immediate action to address the issue and is working to rectify the situation to prevent any recurrence of the violations. The company is cooperating with the county health department and implementing thorough cleaning and sanitation procedures, as well as working with pest control services. Spot Coffee is committed to ensuring that their Rochester location meets and exceeds all health and safety standards and appreciates the community’s understanding and patience as they work to resolve this matter. There was no immediate word on when Spot will reopen.