The Fudgery, located in Harborplace's Light Street Pavilion, has been closed by the city's health department for unsanitary conditions, including a mouse infestation and a clogged drainage pipe.
The Fudgery, located in Harborplace's Light Street Pavilion, has been closed by the city's health department for unsanitary conditions, including a mouse infestation and a clogged drainage pipe. (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)

The Fudgery, the sweet shop at Harborplace where fudge makers sing for customers while mixing their confections, was closed by the city's health department last week.

The fudge shop in the Light Street Pavilion was closed March 17 following a health department inspection. According to the department's website, the shop was closed for a "heavy mouse infestation, overflowing drain causing an odor and unsanitary conditions."

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An employee at the shop reached by phone Monday said the shop had not yet reopened, but declined to comment further.

Based in Georgia, the Fudgery has 27 locations in 12 states.

The Baltimore shop is among dozens of restaurants and food establishments that have been closed by the Baltimore City Health Department this year, some of which have not reopened.

Among those that remain closed are Jerry's Carryout at 27 E. North Ave., closed for a heavy rodent infestation; B-more Rotisserie Chicken and Seafood at 4711 Liberty Heights Ave., which was closed as a result of unsanitary conditions, an insect infestation and an expired food license; and a Burger King at 1437 W. Patapsco Ave. that closed after a fire. All three were shut down by the health department this month.

Other establishments that were closed earlier this year remain shuttered, according to health department records. Neighborhood Market LLC at 2955 Brighton St. was closed Feb. 23 for operating without a food license. La Rumba at 1650 E. Pratt St. was closed Feb. 12 for operating without a food license, rodent infestation, insect infestation and general unsanitary conditions. And All in One Grocery at 2039 Edmonson Ave. was closed for operating without a food license on Feb. 8.

A few businesses closed at the end of 2015 remain closed, too, including Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits (6512 Reisterstown Road); Cooks Kitchen (a mobile food cart); Saveland Food Market (1600 N. Patterson Park Ave.); and Da Deli #365 (5208 Park Heights Ave.).

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