WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Whole Foods, 2323 Wisconsin Ave. NW, was ordered closed due to an "imminent health hazard" by District of Columbia health inspectors Tuesday afternoon.
A store worker said the health department had closed the Glover Park neighborhood Georgetown Whole Foods for operating without hot water.
The store's market team leader said the store hadn't had the problem before, but District records dispute that.
"We regret that it happened the way that it happened. We're glad that it was pointed out and we're glad that it's fixed and it's never happened before," said Katie Wolffe, Whole Foods team leader. "I think it was off by a couple of degrees. I can't answer why we didn't find it."
District officials have not released details on the temperature of the hot water inside the store Tuesday.
In January, officials cited the store with 13 violations - including a hot water violation for multiple sinks operating below the required 110 degrees.
The January report identified sinks with 99 degree and 100 degree hot water temperatures.
District officials have not released a report on today's closing, but WUSA9 observed an inspector entering the store while a city placard on the door warned of a health hazard inside.
About two hours after city officials issued the closure the store reopened - which is an indication the store resolved the issue and passed a re-inspection.