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Andersonville’s Polygon Cafe Closes Permanently After Being Shut Down By Health Agency

ANDERSONVILLE — The former home of Polygon Cafe is up for lease after the Andersonville spot closed permanently following a failed health inspection.

Polygon Cafe, 5204 N. Clark St., had its business license suspended in late July after health inspections found numerous code violations, including live pests and raw fish not properly refrigerated.

The restaurant has since closed permanently, and the space is now available to rent.

A listing for the Clark Street storefront says the space has been available since August and can be used for restaurants, offices or retail. It has two bathrooms, 10-foot ceilings, a full basement and space for a rear patio.

Polygon opened on Clark Street in 2012, according to DNAinfo. It received a liquor license in 2014.

The restaurant was forced closed by the city this summer after a health inspector saw more than 25 live roaches in a reach-in cooler and other food preparation areas, plus more than 50 rat droppings in the basement, the city’s inspection report states.

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A “for lease” sign is in the window of the former Polygon Cafe, 5204 N. Clark St.

Inspectors also found Polygon’s reach-in sushi cooler was at 58 degrees, above the mandated temperature of 41 degrees or below.

The restaurant was never re-inspected and therefore did not reopen after the mandated closure, city records show.

This is the fourth failed health inspection for Polygon since 2015. The business failed two prior inspections that were spurred by complaints. Last year, the restaurant was cited with numerous health code violations after inspectors found roaches, flies and rat droppings, among other infractions.

Representatives for the business could not be reached for comment.

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