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Health officials discover fly infestation at Grasshopper Restaurant

“I’m the owner, so this is my fault."

Grasshopper Restaurant, a Chinese mainstay in Allston, has been forced to close after Boston health officials discovered several violations — including an infestation of flies in the kitchen.

It’s the second such closure in as many years for the Grasshopper, where the most recent inspection also found evidence of rodent activity, incorrect food temperatures, an unsanitary kitchen, and produce stored in direct contact with a “filthy floor,’’ city documents show.

In all, the restaurant at 1 North Beacon Street was out of compliance with more than 20 health codes during a surprise inspection, according to documents posted online.

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