As Dean & Deluca has proven twice now, a Georgetown address and vermin are not mutually exclusive. The Department of Health has shuttered the upscale gourmet food shop twice within the last year or so for health-code violations “including but not limited to heavy infestation of vermin,” according to WUSA9.
Most recently, the shop was closed for a night in February. The shop also closed in February 2013 after health inspectors reported “live birds, rat droppings and mice droppings found inside of the cafe behind the soda reaching refrigerators and towards the back next to the rest rooms.”
Through a Freedom of Information Act request, City Desk obtained photos taken by the Department of Health during its Feb. 19, 2014 inspection, during which it reported “dead mice cited at time of inspection upstairs in the food prep area and downstairs around the cheese display case.” The full inspection report can be read here. Dean & Deluca did not immediately return request for comments. Browse a selection of the pictures below, and bon appetit!