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Health Department Pwns Another Bar Louie

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Oct 10, 2008 6:46PM

2008_10_bar_louie.jpgThe Health Department shut down another Bar Louie yesterday, this time at 741 W. Randolph (a press release from Tim Hadac at the CDPH says that it's still shut down as of post time). The major violation was the discovery of over 1,000 rat droppings in a basement storage area. Inspectors also found doors with gaps allowing insects and rodents easy access, fruit flies, overflowing dumpsters, no hot water and no sanitation solution in an automatic dishwashing machine.

This is the second Bar Louie to be shut down in two weeks and the third since August 28. One get the feeling at this point that, if the Health Department wanted to shoot fish in a barrel, they could inspect the Wrigleyville and Dearborn Station locations and make it a clean sweep.