Goldfield Trading Post at 17th and J in Midtown Sacramento reopened Monday after the county shut the popular bar down for three days due to a rodent infestation.
Last Friday, officials with the county Environmental Management Department shut down the saloon-style restaurant after reportedly finding a dead rodent on the floor next to the ATM machine, seven rodent droppings on top of boxes of sugar and salt, 10 droppings beneath beer taps and two dead cockroaches beneath beer taps.
Officials say every restaurant in Sacramento gets random visits, three times a year.
Previous tenant Hamburger Patties occupied the building for 20 years.
“I am not surprised, this area has a lot of rodents” customer Ariel Williams told FOX40 Friday.
Goldfield’s owner Bret Bair says Goldfield was only closed for three days.
“Rodents entered our [venue] after our landlord opened up the walls to do work on the second floor of the building. [We have since] fixed the problem by patching the walls so there are more no entry points for rodents,” Bair said.
County officials say they’ll be following up with random inspections. County officials say that only about .8 percent of the restaurants they inspect get a red placard.