A landmark bakery in Lyndhurst has been shuttered after the discovery of health code violations.
Bergen County Chief of Staff Jeanne Baratta said that a routine check of Mazur’s Bakery at Ridge Road and Valley Brook Ave. by a county health inspector on Sept. 6 resulted in an unsatisfactory rating.
Baratta said the inspector found insect and rodent infestation and live animals – two cats – on the premises.
“We asked them to voluntarily close and we laid out a corrective action plan but they chose to close because of a water main break,” Baratta said. Meanwhile, she said, customers who had called in orders were advised to pick up those orders at the next door ice cream shop.
On Sept. 13, Baratta said the county inspector returned to the bakery “to make sure they were not giving out food and they did.”
A closing notice was then posted, she said.
For the past decade, the bakery has been operated by Joseph Spiekermann, who acquired the right to use the name of the original shop and its recipes.
– Ron Leir