Georgetown Cupcake in DC shut down due to health violations

The district's health officials stopped Georgetown Cupcake, alleging "imminent health concerns"

The northwest Washington restaurant on M Street is popular by tourists who saw the cupcakes online or on DC Cupcakes.

The shop was issued a closure notice due to health concerns, so customers in need of a cupcake fix might have to wait.

The shop received a closure warning from the district's health department on Wednesday, but no other details were given.

The government has not commented on whatever health code rules the shop violated.

Georgetown Cupcake started in 2008 and rapidly became a city institution, often selling out before the workday ended.

The proprietors, Katherine Berman and Sophie LaMontagne, recorded a three-season TLC reality series called DC Cupcakes.

Due to the show's increased success, the sisters decided to launch a second shop in Bethesda, Maryland, in 2010.

Since then, Georgetown Cupcake has grown to six sites across the nation, from Los Angeles to New York, and now provides nationwide shipping.