Sewage backup causes closure of Federal Way butcher shop

Hometown Plaza complex has had similar issues with a sewage backup at a previous business.

A King County Public Health food inspector closed a Federal Way butcher shop on Monday morning due to a sewage backup.

The backup poses an imminent health hazard to SK Meat, located at 33324 Pacific Highway S., Suite 201, according to Public Health.

The inspector will reopen the establishment once the business resolves the issue.

The site, which is located at the Hometown Plaza complex, has had similar issues with a sewage backup at a previous business that was located next to SK Meat. The Hoarders Attic Thrift Shop owner Michael Kennish told the Mirror in November 2018 that a sewage backwash into the store the previous year damaged the flooring in his shop. His store has since relocated to Tacoma.

Arthur King, the property manager of the complex, said in that case that one of the main sewage pipes in the building had backed up, causing some backflow to various tenants. He hired a company to unclog the pipes in the 2017 incident.

King could not be reached for comment over the most recent sewage backup.

The food establishment closures homepage is online at www.kingcounty.gov/closures.

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