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Downtown Crossing Sweetgreen closed for health-code violations

Sweetgreen, with nine locations in the Boston area, prides itself on offering local and organic ingredients.SUZANNE KREITER/GLOBE STAFF

A downtown Boston Sweetgreen restaurant was closed Tuesday for health code violations.

City inspectors visited the upscale salad shop at 15 School St. Tuesday morning after a consumer reported symptoms including fever, vomiting, and loss of appetite after ordering food from the restaurant Friday, according to inspection records.

An inspection found five violations, four of which were deemed critical, records show. The violations included cutting boards that were “heavily soiled” and evidence of heavy fruit fly infestation in the basement.

In August, the chain’s Boylston Street location was shut down for several days after failing a city health inspection.

Inspection records show health code violations were also found at the School Street location on Aug. 15. The issues were addressed and the restaurant passed an inspection the next day.


The company said it closed its Downtown Crossing store voluntarily to have time to review the store’s kitchen equipment and ingredients, as well as conduct on-site training for staff, according to a statement issued by the company from its president and chief operating officer, Karen Kelley.

“The safety of our guests is paramount and we are currently working with the Boston health inspector so we can reopen as soon as possible,” Kelley said in the statement.

Olivia Quintana can be reached at olivia.quintana@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @oliviasquintana.