PITTSFIELD — Twice in less than 24 hours, the Hubbard Avenue Taco Bell closed briefly due to several health code violations and no hot water, city officials acknowledged on Tuesday.

Pittsfield Health Department Director Gina Armstrong said at no time were there reports of customers who became ill due to the violations.

On Monday, local health inspectors responded to a same-day customer complaint reagrding an issue at the fast food restaurant.

Upon arrival, the inspectors found several violations, ordered the eatery shut down roughly from 3 to 4 p.m. until the problems were corrected.

"Some of the conditions were safety-related, such as an emergency exit being blocked and others had to do with sanitation," she said.

A follow-up inspection was conducted Tuesday morning, where they found the Taco Bell voluntarily closed for a short time, having lacked hot water, according to Armstrong.

"We've been working with them regarding some issues as a follow-up to a recent, regular inspection," she said.

Contact Dick Lindsay at 413-496-6233



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