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Iconic NYC Tavern Shut Down by Health Department Over Rats, Sewage Issues

Fraunces Tavern, in the Wall Street area, was cited for violations including evidence of rats, flies and improper sewage disposal

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    Iconic NYC Tavern Shut Down by Health Department Over Rats, Sewage Issues

    A landmark tavern that hosted George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr has been temporarily closed by the New York City Health Department. (Photo credits: AP/Getty Images/Image Source/clipart.com) (Published Friday, June 9, 2017)

    What to Know

    • Fraunces Tavern was cited for violations including evidence of rats, flies and improper sewage disposal, health officials said

    • The tavern, which opened in 1762, got an "A'' at its previous inspection in November

    • The executive director of the associated museum says the bar has survived bombings and a revolution and will reopen as soon as it can

    A landmark tavern that hosted George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr has been temporarily closed by the New York City Health Department. 

    Fraunces Tavern, in the Wall Street area, was cited for violations including evidence of rats, flies and improper sewage disposal. 

    The restaurant's website says it's closed until further notice "due to unforeseen structural issues." 

    The tavern, which opened in 1762, got an "A'' at its previous inspection in November. 

    The executive director of the Fraunces Tavern Museum, J.B. Philips, says the famous watering hole has survived bombings and a revolution and will reopen as quickly as possible.

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