CHICAGO — A carwash shut down because of building code violations has sought a court order to reopen, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Police visited the wash more than 100 times in 2014, noted the article. The Department of Buildings found numerous building code abuses including electrical and plumbing violations.
The carwash owners said in the court filing they have lost $30,000 in business during the three days the business has been shut down, stated the article.
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According to the owners in the filing, an independent electrical contractor claimed “the violations found were minor and not so severe as to threaten life, health or safety,” reported the article.
“In the past year alone, there have been 122 calls for service at this location (10 per month), including shootings, sex offenses, assaults, batteries and more,” Chicago Police Department’s News Affairs Director Martin Maloney said in the article.
Department of Buildings spokeswoman Mimi Simon shared in the article the wash would be closed until the building is in compliance with code.
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