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Public Health lists the reason(s) the establishment was closed. Reasons for closing an establishment may be due to food code violations, failure to follow the permitting process, a COVID-19 outbreak, or COVID-19 Safe Start guideline violations.

Depending on the type of closure, additional information may include the date the facility was shut down, whether the establishment has reopened, the date it reopened, a link to the inspector’s report, and additional notes.

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Unlicensed food vendor at a construction site located at 4750 Auburn Way N, Auburn 98002

  • Closed: February 9, 2021 at 12:40 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Unlicensed food vendor selling home-prepared meats and sauces from the trunk of a vehicle at a construction site.
  • Status: Closed

Unlicensed food vendor at SE corner of Military Road and S. Starlake Road, Federal Way 98003

  • Closed: January 25, 2021 at 1:45 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Unlicensed food vendor selling chicken and pork tamales from an ice chest.
  • Status: Closed

Unapproved food stand at Pacific Hwy S and 288th St, Federal Way, 98003

  • Closed: August 3, 2020 at 1:15 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Unlicensed food vendor selling home-prepared foods from an unapproved food stand.
  • Status: Closed

Tacos El Güero (mobile food truck)

Found operating at the corner of Juanita Drive NE and NE 141st St, Kirkland, WA 98034

  • Closed: May 15, 2020 at 1:15 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit
    • Failure to submit plans for review and approval
  • Status: Closed
  • Please note: This establishment with license plate number, WA C39468D, carries the same name as another Tacos El Güero mobile food establishment that is legally operating in King County

Unlicensed food vendor/cart

Found operating at 30th St. SE and M St. SE., Auburn 98002

  • Closed: April 2, 2020 at 5:45 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Unlicensed vendor selling foods from an unapproved food cart
  • Status: Closed

Unapproved food cart

29401 Military Rd S, Federal Way, 98003

  • Closed: February 27, 2020 at 3:00 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Vendor selling various home-prepared foods and beverages from an unlicensed food cart.
  • Status: Closed

Unlicensed vendor out of personal car

Found operating at 100 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

  • Closed: February 26, 2020 at 10:50 am
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit—vending food from personal car
  • Status: Closed

There are no active COVID violations found at this time.