A North Side bagel shop was ordered closed on Sept. 21 by Chicago Department of Public Health ( CDPH ) inspectors, according to the CDPH Web site.
Einstein Bros., 5318 N. Clark, was shut down after CDPH inspectors discovered over 300 mouse feces in the kitchen and other parts of the shop; bagel dogs held at unsafe temperatures; and a build-up of thick black goo in the shop's ice machine. A sign posted on the front door states that the shop is 'temporarily closed to repair structual issues.'
The enforcement action was the 195th time in 2006 that Health Department inspectors have shut a food establishment for violations of the Chicago Health Code. Representatives from Einstein Bros. will have to explain their failures at an administrative hearing on Nov. 2 and pay a fine expected to total $1,500.