Rochester’s popular coffee shop, Spot Coffee, has been ordered to close temporarily by the Monroe County Health Dept. due to health code violations. According to a sign on the door, the establishment was closed and all food operations ceased on Feb. 9 in connection with the NY State Sanitary Code. The state health department’s website lists several 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.
Peter Kervin, District Operations Manager for Spot Coffee, stated that the company is taking these recent reports very seriously. Immediate action was taken to address the issue and rectify the situation to prevent any recurrence of violations. Spot 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 towards resolving this matter. No immediate word has been given on when Spot will reopen.