CHICAGO (CBS) — A dollar store in the Uptown neighborhood is closed, after previous plumbing issues were found to have gotten worse when city inspectors made a follow-up visit.
The Dumpster Task Force closed the Family Dollar store at 4613 N. Broadway because of inadequate plumbing and failing to correct serious violations for which they were cited on Sept. 20, a release from the city’s Department of Streets and Sanitation said.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Illinois: Two More Mass Vaccination Sites To Open Thursday; 2,104 New Coronavirus Cases, 44 More Deaths
During the first visit, inspectors found a drainage problem in the utility mop sink. Store management was issued a ticket, and told they needed to correct the problem before inspectors returned or face being shut down.READ MORE: Lightfoot, CPD Announce Changes To Search Warrant Policies; Police To Begin Tracking Wrong Raids Resulting From Faulty Information
But when inspectors returned a week later, they found the original plumbing problem had not been fixed, and now the bathroom sink was backing up into the mop sink, the release said.
The store was closed for the critical violation of inadequate plumbing, and for failing to correct a previous serious violation.MORE NEWS: Family Praying For Recovery Of 11-Year-Old Ny-Andra Dyer, Shot In The Face At West Pullman Gas Station; 'I Just Need A Miracle'
The Sun-Times Media wire contributed to this report.