Kansas City, Mo. – The city’s health department shut down a popular Kansas City barbecue restaurant last week after receiving complaints about potential health violations.
Inspectors closed Gates Bar-BQ’s Main Street location temporarily after an inspection on October 31.
one online report show inspectors found two critical violations and five non-critical violations in the restaurant.
Violations include cockroaches living in the open cubby space behind the front counter and mice living in the internal loading dock area of the restaurant. According to the report, there are live mouse droppings on the floor in the bar and also inside the low cabinets, which includes the cabinet in the sauce service station.
The inspector also reported an employee using an outdoor smoker without permission and that boxes of meat were placed on the ground next to the outdoor smoker.
Inspectors returned to the location of Gates Bar-BQ the next day, November 1, they determined that all the problems were addressed and the restaurant was allowed to reopen.
The restaurant has a history of violations according to online Inspection of the Department of Health records.
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