Spot Coffee, a popular coffee shop located on East Avenue in Rochester, has been temporarily closed due to health code violations. On February 9th, the Monroe County Health Dept. issued an order to close the establishment and halt all food operations 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 deemed “critical” related to food from an “unapproved source,” spoiled or adulterated on premises. Other violations were related to issues such as food not being protected from potential sources of contamination and insufficient measures taken to control rodents and insects from entering the restaurant.
Peter Kervin, District Operations Manager for Spot Coffee, issued a statement expressing that the company takes these recent reports seriously and has taken immediate action to address them. The company is cooperating with the county health department and implementing thorough cleaning and sanitation procedures while working with pest control services. The statement emphasizes that Spot Rochester is committed to meeting and exceeding all health and safety standards, understanding and appreciating the community’s patience as they work towards resolving this matter. Currently, there is no word on when Spot Coffee will reopen.