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Defiant UP cafe owner told to shut down

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Posted at 9:16 AM, Jan 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-01 09:16:23-05

CALUMET, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ordered the shutdown of a cafe in the Upper Peninsula where customers have been supporting an owner who continues to serve indoor diners.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration got a restraining order against Cafe Rosetta in Calumet, a small town in Houghton County.

Bars and restaurants in Michigan are supposed to be limited to carry-out service in an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

Cafe co-owner Amy Heikkinen, a mother of six, says she can’t afford to limit her business to carry-out orders.