Rochester’s popular coffee shop, Spot Coffee, has been temporarily closed by the Monroe County Health Dept. due to health code violations. The establishment was ordered to shut down and all food operations were halted on Feb. 9 in accordance with the NY State Sanitary Code. According to a sign on the door, the state health department’s website lists several health code violations, including one called a “critical violation” related to food from an “unapproved source,” which was spoiled and adulterated on-premises. Other violations include issues related to 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, released a statement stating that the company is taking the recent reports very seriously and immediately took action to address the issue. The company is working diligently to rectify the situation and prevent any recurrence of violations. They are 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 while appreciating the community’s understanding and patience as they work to resolve this matter. No immediate word has been provided on when Spot will reopen.