The Starbucks located at 206 North Larchmont Boulevard was closed by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health on Friday, May 1. The store remained closed until mid-day Monday, May 4.
The Department of Public Health confirmed by email to the Larchmont Buzz that they were responsible for closing that particular location.
According to the public report posted on the LA Department of Public Health website on Tuesday, May 5, the location was closed due to two major public health violations (these violations indicate that these health requirements weren’t met by the store):
- #14. Food contact surfaces: clean and sanitized
- # 23. No rodents, insects, birds, or animals
Larchmont Buzz contacted Starbucks corporate offices on Monday for a comment about the closing. According to a Starbucks spokesperson:
At Starbucks, we are committed to delivering an experience that exceeds our customers’ expectations. Our store at Hancock Park in Los Angeles was temporarily closed so we could repair grout work in the back room. The store is now open and we look forward to serving our customers.
The Buzz sent an additional email request Wednesday to Starbucks to clarify their response but has not gotten a reply as of this posting.