Inspector Temporarily Closes Restaurants In Cocoa Beach And Merritt Island

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COCOA BEACH and MERRITT ISLAND, Florida – The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations Division of Hotels and Restaurants issued emergency orders temporarily closing two Brevard County restaurants after a health inspector found several “High Priority Violations” at both establishments.

According to DBPR, “High Priority Violations” are those which could contribute directly to a foodborne illness or injury.

On December 18, 2019, Molly’s Seafood Shack located at 1580 East Merritt Island Causeway on Merritt Island, Florida was temporarily closed after an inspector found rodent droppings and rodent burrow or nesting activity, raw seafood stored at above 41 degrees, along with other High Priority Violations.

Molly’s Seafood Shack reopened on December 19 following a follow-up inspection.

On December 4, 2019, Quality Inn and Suites located at 3901 North Atlantic Avenue in Cocoa Beach, Florida was temporarily closed after an inspector found rodent droppings on the floor underneath the oven and on top of the oven by foil pans and microwave.

Quality Inn and Suites reopened on December 5 following a follow-up inspection.