Washington, DC (WUSA9) --A Dupont staple closed for a second time in a month. And an angry baker breaks our camera into pieces. Those and 3 other emergency closures this week.
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Inspectors temporarily closed, The Great Steak and Potato Company, 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE;Café Divan, 1832 Wisconsin Avenue, NW; Heritage Indian and Café Luna/Malgudi, 1633 P Street, NW; Chipotle, 12056 cherry Hill, Silver Spring, MD; La La Bakery, 5737 Tuxedo Road, Hyattsville, MD
All the establishments passed re-inspections and are back in business.
Angry baker smashes WUSA9's camera
Inspectors closed La La Bakery, 5737 Tuxedo Road in Hyattsville, MD citing 31 violations. Officials noted a roach and rat infestation, lack of approved plumbing and the bakery door open to the outside.
The baker would not let WUSA9 look around inside and asked us to leave. When we didn't leave quickly enough, the man became upset, grabbed one of our camera's and broke it into 2 pieces.
Union Station steak place closed
Inside Union Station, inspectors closed The Great Steak and Potato Company for not staffing anyone certified in food safety.
When WUSA9 arrived, showed us its certficate and it'sin compliance.
Two Dupont Circle cafes close again
A well known P. St. cafe changed its name, but inspectors say the problems stayed.
At DuPont Circle, inspectors closed Café Luna/ Heritage Indiaon P Street, NW in July citing 22 violations including gross unsanitary conditions, food stored at potentially hazardous temperatures and a fly infestation.
Cafe Luna / Heritage India passed a reinspection and reopened, but health inspectors shut Cafe Luna / Heritage India down again on August 9th for failing to minimize the presence of vermin on the premises.
Cafe Lunachanged names and it's now called Malgudi's.
On Wisconsin Avenue, NW, inspectors closed Cafe Divan for failing to minimize the presence of insects.
In this 9 violation closure, inspectors reported hot and cold foods stored at improper temperatures, one live roach on the service line and dead insects on the floor in its walk in freezer.
Another DMV Chipotle closed
On Cherry Hill Road in Silver Spring, inspectors closed Chipotle citingnohot water and employees not washing their hands.
Chiptole told WUSA, "We have a very good track record with health departments around the Washington, DC area and nationwide, and always take immediate action to correct any issues that may arise. In this case, a routine health department inspection found an issue with the hot water supply. The problem was fixed within one hour, and the restaurant was re-inspected revealing that everything had been addressed."
All the restaurants have passed reinspection and reopened.
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Air date: August 22, 2013