(CBS) – An upscale Chicago gourmet grocery store was shut down Monday by the Chicago Health Department.
Fox & Obel, in the Streeterville neighborhood, closed abruptly. A sign on the door said the closure, for the remainder of the day, was “due to an emergency.”READ MORE: IDOT Warns Of Phishing Scams Involving Texts, Emails Looking For Personal Information
The store apparently is in the process of complying with several critical health code violations.
An inspection report said:
-There were 30 live cockroaches on the wall of a food preparation area.
-Hundreds of live fruit flies were observed.READ MORE: Lifeguard Rescues Child From Drowning In Community Pool In Palatine
-The food-prep area needed a thorough cleaning.
-The floors needed to be re-grouted.
The city’s first inspection at the store occurred July 5 after a resident filed a complaint, Brian Richardson, a spokesperson for the health department, tells CBS 2.
Inspectors found serious and critical violations, setting the stage for a follow-up inspection 10 days later, he said. Grocers could pass another inspection and reopen.MORE NEWS: Yasmin Perez Has Died, Days After Gruesome Humboldt Park Shooting That Also Killed Her Boyfriend, Gyovanni Arzuaga
No one could be reached at Fox & Obel.