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Health Department approves reopening of Mother's Federal Hill Grille 24 hours after being shut down

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Posted at 6:12 PM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 09:11:10-04

BALTIMORE (WMAR) — A little more than 24-hours after being ordered to close, Mother's Federal Hill Grille has been allowed to reopen.

The Baltimore City Health Department temporarily shutdown the popular bar on Monday, after inspectors cited them for multiple violations including unsanitary conditions, improper cooking temperatures, malfunctioning cold hold units, and hand washing issues.

RELATED: Mother's Federal Hill Grille shut down due to unsanitary conditions

According to the Health Department, the restaurant was approved to reopen on Tuesday.

So far in 2019, more than 70 establishments have been forced to close for a period of time over violations ranging from rodent infestation to unsanitary conditions and improper hand washing.

In February, Hip Hop Chicken and Fish in the 200 block of E. Baltimore was cited for improper hand washing and multiple repeat violations. Later in the month, the Pizza Bolis in the 5000 block of Sinclair Lane was found to have unsanitary conditions. Just a few days later, the Dunkin Donuts in the 800 block of Guilford Avenue was shut down for a day after evidence of heavy rodent infestation was found throughout the facility. In March, the 7-Eleven on Boston Street in Canton was closed down for almost a month for operating without a food license. Then earlier this month, Ledo Pizza in Charles Village was shut down for four days due to unsanitary conditions, rodent infestation, and an expired food license.

Currently there are 18 establishments throughout the City that remain closed under orders from the Health Department. To view the list of closures, click here.