The world’s most infamous quarantine craft has been banned from a local eatery after a petition to reopen it garnered more than 50,000 signatures.
The Craft, located in the town of Houghton, Massachusetts, was shut down by a city health department in February after inspectors found “possible human and environmental contamination” in its food preparation and storage.
The ban included the consumption of meat, poultry and fish, and the consumption and consumption of beverages.
The city officials also ordered the eatery to stop selling the food, saying that “unwanted human and/or animal contact with food products and animals, including those produced from wild animals or domestic animals, may occur.”
The Craft’s owners responded by petitioning the city to reopen the restaurant, but they were told by officials that they had no legal standing to do so.
They said they would “continue to fight to reopen as soon as possible.”
“We believe the City of Hougton’s decision is in violation of the law and we hope the courts will take note of the city’s decision and the health department’s lack of concern for the health of the community,” the petition read.
“While we do not believe that the Craft should be closed, we are happy to see that the city is taking action against an establishment that was so blatantly violating state law.
The City is also concerned about the impact the Craft will have on other businesses in the community.”
The city told CNN that the restaurant will remain closed until further notice.
“The Craft is a licensed establishment that has been operating for over a decade and has been serving food and beverages to residents of the City for many years,” the city said in a statement.
“Our goal is to provide the best food and beverage experience possible and we are glad that the owners of the Craft have been able to resume operations.”