Single mother of 6 fined thousand dollars per day for keeping cafe open
Michigan’s health department has imposed $1000 per day fine on a single mother of six for keeping her cafe open which they say is in violation to stay-at-home orders issued November 15, according to reports.
Amy Heikken, the owner of Café Rosetta in Calumet, is refusing to pay multiple $1,000 fines for keeping her cafe open for indoor dining against state orders, and now she is facing legal challenges. Erik Kiilunen, a Michigan small business owner who founded the “All Business is Essential” campaign to keep Michigan businesses open and afloat during the pandemic, spoke on behalf of Heikken.
“Amy’s just got this sweet disposition. She doesn’t want to fight anybody,” Kiilunen told FOX Business of Heikken’s legal battle with the state. “She doesn’t want any of this.” “She was divorced nine years ago from a rough situation, she’s got six kids, she was on welfare — nowhere to go,” Kiilunen said.