Serendipity Shuttered!

Eater is reporting that Serendipity 3 — the backdrop for that horrendous 2001 John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale flick — has been shuttered by the Health Department after its "second consecutive failed inspection in a month."

"Both inspections revealed rodent and fly infestation and conditions conducive to pest infestation, including stagnant water in the basement. In last night’s inspection, the inspector observed a live mouse, mouse droppings in multiple areas of the restaurant, fruit flies, house flies, and over 100 live cockroaches."

The eatery at 225 East 60th Street itself is reportedly blaming the incident on a "water leak in the kitchen."

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