The Whole Foods Market store in the Glover Park neighborhood has reopened after being shut down Thursday by D.C.’s Department of Health.
A sign placed at the entrance of the store Thursday by the health department shows the store was ordered closed for violating the District's food code regulations and presenting a health hazard to the public.
According to a spokesperson for D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh, the closure was due to “failing to minimize and reduce the presence of insects, rodents and other pests on the premises.”
The store, which is located in the 2300 block of Wisconsin Avenue in Northwest D.C., was reopened on Friday.
A spokesperson for Whole Foods said in a statement:
"We take this matter very seriously and there is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our customers and Team Members. We feel confident that our store is now ready to reopen and we can assure the community that the store environment is safe and the products on our shelves meet the high quality standards that our customers expect from Whole Foods Market. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience."
This location was opened in 1996 and was the first Whole Foods store to open in the District, according to Whole Foods’ website.