Heights Restaurant's Police Drama

State police show up at beloved Heights restaurant, go to cash drawer: Owner insists it's no big deal

State police show up at beloved Heights restaurant, go to cash drawer

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Zelko Bistro remains open despite receiving a visit from the State Comptroller's Office on Friday. Photo by Barbara Kuntz

Diners were treated to more than well-executed comfort food when they visited Heights restaurant Zelko Bistro for lunch Friday afternoon. They also got to witness a little government in action. 

Usually, when a state trooper visits an establishment it's due to an issue with unpaid taxes, but co-owner Dalia Zelko tells CultureMap in an email that customers shouldn't overreact to the tweet.

"It's worded exaggeratedly," Zelko writes. "We had a visit from the State Comptroller accompanied by state police, which is standard. We are still in business — (it is) an oversight from our CPA/lawyers but all is OK. It's our daughters birthday today, and we are focusing on her special day." 

Meanwhile, Zelko's lawsuit against its landlord Pappa K, LLC for issues related to its lease renewal is moving forward. A hearing will be held Dec. 12 on Zelko's motion for summary judgment in the case.