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  • Food Establishment Closures

    When and why we close

    A food establishment must close when we find an issue that is a significant public health danger. If they can’t immediately fix the issue, they must close to prevent illness or injury.

    Most establishments quickly reopen after they fix the problem. Closure for repeated violations is rare.

    Reasons for closure

    • Fire.
    • Flood.
    • Extended lack of power or water.
    • Sewage backup.
    • Misuse of dangerous chemicals.
    • Apparent foodborne illness outbreak.
    • Very unsanitary condition.
    • Lack of refrigeration.
    • Repeated high score (100 or more red points) on a routine inspection.
    • Repeated critical violation.
    • No operating permit.
    • Owner/manager interferes with inspector doing their job.

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    Currently closed

    Lake Tapps Mini Mart (Deli only)
    18215 9th St E, Lake Tapps
    2-year inspection history
    Reason for closure: Operating without a permit
    Closed: 4/15/2024, 11:21 a.m.

    Pitas Taqueria (Mobile operating in Walmart parking lot)
    19205 WA-410, Bonney Lake
    Reason for closure: Operating without a permit
    Closed: 4/9/2024, 2:20 p.m.

    J Louis Cakes
    4502 S Steele St VC03, Tacoma
    Reason for closure: Operating without a permit
    Closed: 3/27/2024, 3:34 p.m.

    Antojos Mexican Grill
    6104 6th Ave., Tacoma
    2-year inspection history
    Reason for closure: Plumbing not working
    Closed: 2/8/2024, 2:46 p.m.

    Night Owl
    5211 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma
    Reason for closure: Operating without a permit
    Closed: 1/24/2024, 8 p.m.

    Comfort Inn Food (Food service only, hotel remains open)
    2611 East E St., Tacoma
    Reason for closure: Operating without a permit
    Closed: 12/29/2023, 10:27 a.m.

    Nineteenth St Store (Deli only)
    1750 S. Prospect, Tacoma
    2-year inspection history
    Reason for closure: Plumbing not working
    Closed: 11/21/2023, 2:44 p.m.

    Greenwater Collective
    58703 State Route 410, Enumclaw
    Reason for closure: Operating without a permit
    Closed: 9/6/2023, 1:58 p.m.

    Tower 16
    33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd., Crystal Mountain
    Reason for closure: Operating without a permit 
    Closed: 8/25/2023, 11:41 a.m.

    FarmShed Wines
    22808 Sumner Buckley Hwy. E., Buckley
    Reason for closure: Operating without a permit.
    Closed: 11/18/2021, 5:45 p.m.


    Reopened

    Information stays here for 7 days.

    Mazatlan Restaurant
    11102 Pacific Ave S, Tacoma
    2-year inspection history
    Reason for closure: Refrigeration not working
    Closed: 5/22/2024, 3:11 p.m.
    Reopened: 5/23/2024, 10:24 a.m.