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Bar Owner Snookered After Police Break Up Pool Game

ELIZABETH, NJ – An Elizabeth bar owner was charged this week after allowing guests into his restaurant to drink and play pool.  When police arrived, they found the establishment was in operation in violation of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s executive order forcing the closure of all inside dining and drinking establishments. Ivan Serrano, 38, of Newark, N.J., the owner and manager of El Fogon Bar and Restaurant on Second Street in Elizabeth, was charged by the Elizabeth Police on May 23 with violating the emergency orders. Police found patrons playing pool and consuming alcohol at the bar.

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