Fox & Obel Shut Down After Inspection Finds Fruit Flies, Cockroaches

CHICAGO — High-end grocer Fox & Obel shut down abruptly Monday after it failed to correct several health code violations — including cockroach and fruit fly infestations.

The Chicago Department of Health inspected the Streeterville retailer, 401 E. Illinois St., on July 5 after a suspected case of food poisoning, according to a department report.

Investigators found more than 200 live fruit flies on the walls, ceiling and equipment. There were also about 30 live cockroaches near cooking equipment and in the bakery, the report said.

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