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Health inspector shuts down Ocala eatery after finding more than 68 rodent droppings

A health inspector ordered an Ocala restaurant to close its doors recently after finding a large quantity of rodent droppings at the eatery.

A health inspector ordered Shuckers Bar & Grill, located at 408 S.W. 16th St. in Ocala, to shut its doors on Dec. 2 after finding multiple rodent droppings throughout the eatery.

The inspector visited Shuckers Bar & Grill, located at 408 S.W. 16th St., on Dec. 2 and ordered the restaurant to close at 3:16 p.m. A high-priority violation was cited after the inspector found more than 50 rodent droppings on the kitchen floor under equipment, 16 on top of a dish machine and two on a shelf with dry storage items, according to a report on file with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

The inspector returned the following day and found 30 more droppings on the floor in the kitchen area and the eatery remained closed. In addition, the sign on the door announcing that the restaurant was closed had been removed so the inspector replaced it with a new one.

The inspector returned later in the day and reported no violations. The restaurant was then allowed to reopen at 11:25 a.m.

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