MENU
component-ddb-728x90-v1-01-desktop

DC Dept. of Health: Columbia Heights Target selling food after closing for rodents

The areas serving food at the Target in Columbia Heights, including the Starbucks, the café and the grocery section, are closed after the store received a visit from the Health Department, a Target corporate representative said Friday. (Photo: @ColliMcKiernan on Twitter)

UPDATE 9:00 p.m. Friday : Target Corporate says the grocery section of the Columbia Heights store is open and selling food. The Starbucks inside the store reopened Friday afternoon. The café was cleared to reopen, and will open on Saturday, per Target Corporate

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Target in Columbia Heights has been told that they are not permitted to sell food items after the DC Department of Health found a "presence of rodents" during an inspection Thursday, ABC7 has learned.

The areas serving food at the Target, including the Starbucks, the café and the grocery section, must remain closed until they pass inspection, according to DOH.

A Target corporate representative confirmed that the food areas were closed Friday following a visit from the DOH, though they did not share specifics of why they were closed.

A photo posted on Twitter by @ColliMcKiernan showed a sign taped in front of some packaged food that reads, "Sorry for the Inconvenience This area is currently closed".

The corporate representative said they hoped to have the areas back open later Friday or Saturday.

The Target in Columbia Heights is located in the DC USA complex at 3100 14th Street Northwest.

Trending