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Uptown Dollar Store Closed For Sloppy Mop Sink

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A dollar store in the Uptown neighborhood is closed, after previous plumbing issues were found to have gotten worse when city inspectors made a follow-up visit.

The Dumpster Task Force closed the Family Dollar store at 4613 N. Broadway because of inadequate plumbing and failing to correct serious violations for which they were cited on Sept. 20, a release from the city's Department of Streets and Sanitation said.

During the first visit, inspectors found a drainage problem in the utility mop sink. Store management was issued a ticket, and told they needed to correct the problem before inspectors returned or face being shut down.

But when inspectors returned a week later, they found the original plumbing problem had not been fixed, and now the bathroom sink was backing up into the mop sink, the release said.

The store was closed for the critical violation of inadequate plumbing, and for failing to correct a previous serious violation.

The Sun-Times Media wire contributed to this report.

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