These food establishments were closed because of health code violations. The list, compiled from health department reports, reflects actions taken by the departments.


D.C. Coast

1401 K St. NW

Closed last Thursday because of circumstances that could endanger the public’s health. Reopened the next day.

L.A. Cafe
1825 I St. NW
Closed Sept. 11 for gross unsanitary conditions, including vermin and incorrect food holding temperatures.
Reopened the next day.


Cici’s Pizza

12111 Rockville Pike, Rockville

Closed Sept. 5 because of a roach infestation. Reopened Sept. 9.

Donut King and Queen’s Grill
3725 University Blvd., Kensington

Closed Sept. 9 for operating without refrigeration. Reopened the next day.

La Palapa 3
13816 Old Columbia Pike,
Silver Spring
Closed Sept. 10 for operating without hot water. Reopened that day.

New Fortune 16515 S. Frederick Rd., Gaithersburg

Closed last Thursday because of roaches and other unsanitary conditions. Reopened the next day.

Steamers 4820 Auburn Ave., Bethesda
Closed Sept. 11 because of roach and fly infestations and other unsanitary conditions. Reopened Friday.


Romantica Pizzeria Deli

9906 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls

Closed last Thursday for operating without a certified food manager on duty. Reopened that day.

— Compiled by Terence McArdle