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The cafe inside the Penn Bookstore was one local eatery recently cited for health violations. 

The Penn Bookstore cafe and Capogiro Gelato Artisans were slapped with health violations late last month after a series of inspections by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

Between Nov. 21 and Dec. 6, the health department visited more than 500 restaurants and food retail stores. While most violations are fixed on the spot, 20 restaurants were ordered by the city health department to temporarily shut down, including the Penn Bookstore cafe and Capogiro.

Philly.com first reported the health violations on Monday.

When visited by inspectors, the Penn Bookstore cafe had no hot water and employees were using improper hand washing procedures. Other violations included dirt beneath the sinks and improperly dated food packages. The cafe agreed to temporarily close on Nov. 28.

Capogiro, which reportedly did not have any person in charge present at the time of the inspection, also agreed to shut down on Nov. 29.

Other local eateries recently hit with health violations include Bobby’s Burger Palace on Walnut Street near 39th and Tarka, located at the intersection of 38th and Chestnut streets.

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