A jazz ensemble plays while patrons enter Churchill Grounds next to the Fox Theater in Atlanta on October 12, 1999.
Photo: Bita Honarvar / AJC Staff
Photo: Bita Honarvar / AJC Staff

Report: Joint near the Fox Theatre nearly fails health inspection

A jazz joint in Midtown, in the same building as the Fox Theatre, nearly failed a recent health inspection, according to a report.

Churchill Grounds scored a 70 on a health inspection on Saturday. The failing score is a 69.

Officials found heavy mold and mildew buildup on gaskets at the bar, according to the report. An inspector also noted improper hygiene practices and a cup being utilized as scoop at the bar.

While Churchill Grounds is in the same building as the Fox, it is not related to or part of the venue.

Read the full report here.

Churchill Grounds did not immediately respond to a voicemail and email from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution seeking comment.

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