LOGAN SQUARE — The city's Department of Public Health shut down Parts and Labor in Logan Square Friday over a number of health code violations.
The Logan Square-based restaurant and bar was shut down following a Friday morning inspection after a complaint was filed regarding flying insects, according to the report.
Parts and Labor, 2700 N. Milwaukee Ave., is run by the same restaurant group that operates the Boiler Room.
Russ Grant, the owner of Parts and Labor, was in Europe when he learned of the violations and said he immediately booked a flight back to Chicago to deal with the issue.
Grant said his team will be working over night throughout the weekend to fix the violations raised in the report.
The business was inspected on April 1 and was found to have a number of "critical violations" regarding pest control including insects on walls and equipment at the bar, according to the report.
When an inspector returned Friday following a complaint, the issues had not been corrected.
Grant, the business's owner, said he was concerned someone had a vendetta out against the business and called in the complaint.
“They had some cause, but it isn’t anything everyone else isn’t fighting in the business," Grant said. "I don’t think its cause to shut me down. It may be cause to write me a ticket.”
Grant said he runs a "damn clean operation" in all of his businesses.
"I am concerned. I’m not sure what they’re going to do," Grant said. "It's so arbitrary, the health code is ridiculous.”