Update: The store passed a re-inspection on April 18 and was allowed to re-open.
A Boston health inspector last week ordered the Dollar Tree, 45 Vine St. in Charlestown, shut until it can prove it's solved a major rodent infestation that included evidence of mice chewing through bags of chips and peanuts, then washing the snacks down with water from plastic bottles they also gnawed through.
According to the inspector's report following a March 30 inspection, violations included bags of chips and peanuts that had been chewed open and rodent droppings found at the front area near where bottles of water were stored, with this note: "Manager stated at time of inspection that water bottles have been eaten thru at times."
The report continues: "Droppings and urine residue found under shelving in aisles 3-6" and throughout the back storage area. Also: "2-3 Mice seen running in aisles at time of inspection."