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Bar owner who defied Walz's orders reportedly selling Lakeville, Northfield restaurants

The Northfield establishment was recently denied a liquor license.
Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville.

A packed Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville during the indoor restaurant shutdown over the winter. 

The owner of the Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville and Alibi at Froggy Bottoms in Northfield is reportedly selling the restaurants. 

Lisa Monet Zarza, who repeatedly violated Gov. Tim Walz's COVID-19 executive orders by keeping the Lakeville bar open last December and January, said this week she's selling both establishments, according to Sun This Week and FOX 9.

Zarza's decision to keep the Alibi Drinkery open in defiance of the indoor bar service shutdown as cases, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 peaked was the subject of multiple legal actions from state authorities and led to the suspension of her liquor license. A trial is slated to begin in July.

It also prompted the City of Northfield last month to deny her a liquor license for Alibi at Froggy Bottoms

“The state and their tyrannical dictatorship and overreach has destroyed both businesses,” Zarza said, according to Sun This Week. “The (Northfield) City Council should be disappointed in their actions.”

Zarza says she plans to "wait for our state to be reformed" before she opens another restaurant, the paper reports. 

The Alibi Drinkery opened in Lakeville in 2017. The Alibi at Froggy Bottoms was first licensed in Northfield in 2019. 

Bring Me The News has reached out to both establishments for comment. 

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