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Holland Pizzeria closed after owner's arrest

Marlena's Bistro closed
Posted at 6:09 AM, Mar 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-20 06:09:28-04

HOLLAND, Mich. — Marlena's Bistro and Pizzeria in Holland closed Friday following her arrest.

Marlena Pavlos-Hackney was arrested Friday during a traffic stop for violating state public health orders by keeping her restaurant open. A judge ordered Pavlos-Hackney to stay in jail until she paid a $7500 fine and closed her restaurant.

Originally staff had planned to open the restaurant on Saturday, but Friday a handful of Pavlos-Hackney's supporters boarded up the restaurant and hung closed signs on the building.

Her attorney hopes to have the fine paid and have Pavlos-Hackney released by Monday.