Rochester’s popular coffee shop, Spot Coffee, has been temporarily closed by the Monroe County Health Department due to health code violations. The order was issued on February 9th and required the establishment to cease all food operations in compliance with the New York State Sanitation Code. According to a sign on the door, the state health department’s website lists numerous violations, including one it calls a “critical violation” related to food from an “unapproved source, spoiled, adulterated on the premises.” Other violations relate to issues such as food not being protected from potential sources of contamination and not having effective measures to prevent rodents and insects from entering the restaurant.
Spot Coffee immediately took action to address the issue and is working to rectify the situation. The company is committed to meeting and exceeding all health and safety standards, as well as ensuring that their customers have a safe and enjoyable experience. The company works closely with the Monroe County Health Department and implements thorough cleaning and sanitation procedures, as well as working with pest control services.
Peter Kerwin, district operations manager for Spot Coffee released a statement saying that they take these recent reports very seriously. They understand that their customers rely on them for their daily coffee fix, but also understand that it is important for them to prioritize public health and safety. They appreciate the community’s understanding and patience as they work through this issue. There is currently no word on when Spot will reopen its doors again.