Well-known music venue and pub in downtown Jacksonville temporarily closed due to cockroaches

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Last week, three restaurants in District 5 were closed by the Department of Hotels and Restaurants of the Ministry of Economy and Professional Law, including a Chinese restaurant, a well-known music venue, and a puppy and food truck.

The 1904 Music Hall Spliff gastro pub on Ocean Street was temporarily closed by health inspectors on March 1. The initial inspection revealed 9 violations, including 31 dead cockroaches in various places on the kitchen floor and 11 living ones on the mop sink

The inspector returned the next day but found more cockroaches. Two further checks were carried out. On the second return, the pub reopened with no violations found on March 3.

News4Jax reached out to the restaurant. One person on the phone said no comment but would forward a request to the manager. We haven’t heard of it yet.

RESTAURANT REPORTS: Failed Inspection Review Failed Inspection | Failed inspection return | Additional faulty inspection Perfect score inspection


904 Burgers, a Jacksonville food truck, was temporarily shut down during a routine inspection on March 3 because there was no running water on the truck and the temperature for burgers was not properly controlled.

The person we spoke to said a member of staff hadn’t turned on the water pump when the inspector came by. The water pump was turned on and the food truck opened again the same day.

RESTAURANT REPORTS: Failed Inspection Pass Inspection

Chopstick Charleys on the Phillips Highway in Jacksonville is still working on corrections after an emergency closure triggered by a complaint inspection on March 4th.

The inspector found 16 violations, including an “unpleasant smell” in the restaurant, a mold-like substance on the dining room wall and the ceiling tiles and ventilation slots. The inspector also found 50 rodent droppings near the wok station and on a trolley.


During the return inspection on March 8, more rodent droppings were found and the restaurant will remain closed.

There was no answer from a phone number given for the restaurant.

RESTAURANT REPORTS: Failed Inspection Failed Inspection

News4Jax oversees restaurant inspections in District 5.

District 5 includes counties of Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee, and Union.

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