Public Health

LA Health Inspectors Shut Down "Dumb Starbucks"

Lack of permits, not a potential trademark violation, got the parody store shut down


The Los Angeles County Health Department shut down the Dumb Starbucks on Monday just as the man behind the faux coffee shop in Los Feliz revealed he was the host of a Comedy Central TV show.

The shop was closed for operating without a health permit, the department told The Times. A sign was posted on the front window of the store on Hillhurst Avenue on Monday evening, saying it was closed for violations.