LOS ANGELES-After catching Los Angeles by storm as a parody coffee shop from what appeared to be out of nowhere, Dumb Starbucks is now a closed Starbucks.
Four days after thousands lined up and waited for hours to get a peek at the "dumb" business, the Los Angeles County Health Department closed the store because Dumb Starbucks did not have a valid health permit.
The owner of the coffee shop was revealed Monday as Comedy Central host Nathan Fielder. The shop claims it is a work of "parody art" and is thus not trademark infringement.
Fielder has been known to pull off elaborate pranks and said the coffee shop will be part of a show.
The real Starbucks said it is not affiliated with the southern California coffee shop and is looking into how, if any, legal action can be taken.
Starbucks holds a registered trademark on the logo and name.
The word "dumb" is the only difference between the cups and signage.