30 Rock Just Salad closes after mice seen in video

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- The Just Salad in Rockefeller Center officially closed Saturday after a passerby recorded video of multiple mice running around the restaurant's kitchen.

Health inspectors shut down the location after finding several code violations.

Eli Colon said he spotted at least six mice running through the restaurant located in the basement food court around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday and posted the video to Facebook Monday

Colon said he spotted the rodents running around the empty store after eating at a different restaurant in the same food court.

Just Salad CEO & Founder Nick Kenner originally blamed Rockefeller Center, which he claimed had a rodent problem. He released the following statement:

"This location is underground in a concourse area prone to mice activity. We closed this store for several days to give our team the Thanksgiving holiday off and did not notice the issue in a timely matter. Rodent activity has been a struggle for the concourse area in general.

We are closing our 30 Rock location at the end of December and are excited to be moving it around the corner to a clean environment above ground at 52nd St. between 5th and 6th Ave. We have never had this type of issue at any other location in our 10+ years in business and have A's at every single location."

The restaurant was previously inspected on October 30. Although it received an A grade, a critical violation was noted due to "evidence of mice present in the facility's food and/or non-food areas."

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