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Minnesota will suspend liquor licenses of two bars and restaurants defying no indoor-dining order


December 17, 2020

Aaron Lavinsky

Standing-room only at the bar at Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville, which reopened Wednesday morning in defiance of Gov. Walz.

Lisa Monet Zarza wasn't quite sure what she'd see when she opened her restaurant at 11 a.m. Wednesday in defiance of Gov. Tim Walz's order closing bars and restaurants to indoor dining. But even she admits the hours of crazy, bustling, nonstop full tables at her Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville caught her by surprise.

"It's insane," she said of the overflow crowd. "We've got people I've never seen before driving in from an hour away, just to show their support."

The state acted quickly, issuing a news release Wednesday night saying that it was notifying Alibi Drinkery and Neighbors on the Rum in Princeton that it intends to suspend their liquor licenses for 60 days, pending a hearing before an administrative law judge.


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