DORCHESTER (MyFoxBoston.com) – Two Dorchester auto repair shops are closed for business due to missing permits and code violations.
City inspectors shut down El Auto Repair on Dorchester Avenue and Sandman Auto Body Shop on Washington Street. Officials said both stores have several environmental and safety hazards, including excessive trash and outdated permits.
At El Auto Repair, inspectors even found an illegal makeshift sleeping quarter believed to be used for prostitution.
The Dorchester neighborhood response team says they contacted the city after receiving several complaints about prostitutes flowing in and out of the Dorchester Avenue store.
A stop work order has been placed on both properties until all code violations are fixed.