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Lotus Grill Closes Temporarily Just Days After Opening

Sign at Lotus Grill and Noodles in ShirlingtonIt had only been open for about 10 days, but Lotus Grill and Noodles in Shirlington temporarily closed down yesterday.

A tipster sent a photo of the county inspection sign that went up on the door yesterday, claiming the building is unsafe.

According to a representative with Arlington’s Inspection Services Division, the restaurant had opened before receiving its certificate of occupancy. The county worker said the restaurant owners took it upon themselves to open when they weren’t authorized to do so.

We’re told there were outstanding building, zoning and inspection issues that needed to be resolved before issuing the permit. However, all of the issues were resolved around noon today and the restaurant is officially able to serve customers.

The restaurant re-opened this afternoon.

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