Rochester’s popular coffee shop, Spot Coffee, has been closed by the Monroe County Health Department due to health code violations. According to a sign on the door, the establishment was ordered to close and all food operations to cease in connection with the NY State Sanitary Code. The state health department’s website lists several health code violations, including 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.
The order from the county health department was posted on the door of Spot Coffee over the weekend, indicating that the coffee shop was closed temporarily. A statement provided by Peter Kervin, District Operations Manager for Spot Coffee, indicates 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. The company is committed to ensuring that Spot Rochester 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.