Friday, May 13, 2016

Nespresso Boutique Bar in Boston's Back Bay Closed After Customer with Measles Visits Shop

A cafe in the Back Bay of Boston has been temporarily closed after it was learned that a customer who visited the shop had a highly contagious viral infection.

The Boston Herald is reporting that Nespresso Boutique Bar on Newbury Street has been shut down for the time being by Boston's Inspectional Services Department because a person with measles had been in the store, with the city saying that "All employees of this establishment will be tested and must be cleared before returning to work." It is not known exactly when the cafe may reopen, though a hearing is taking place this afternoon on when it might be up and running again.

The article says that the state's first confirmed measles case of 2016 was recently announced, with public health officials saying that a visitor from Europe may have exposed people to the virus earlier this month in shopping centers, on an MBTA bus, in the center of Rockport, at the Prudential Center, and at MGH in addition to Nespresso.

Nespresso is located at 7 Newbury Street.

[May 16 update: A call placed to Nespresso indicates that the Newbury Street shop remains closed and that it hopes to reopen on May 25, with the person at Nepresso referring customers to the outlet at Bloomingdale's in the Chestnut Hill Mall while the Back Bay shop gets ready to reopen.]

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