LIMA — The Hollander on Main is closing for the foreseeable future.
The Main Street restaurant, known for its wood-fired pizza and hand-dipped ice cream, was founded in late 2016 by Jeffrey Blanford, 47, of Kalida, who was indicted in federal court last Thursday for allegedly understating his income by $1.7 million between 2013 and 2015, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio.
Hollander employees confirmed the restaurant will remain open under limited hours through Saturday evening after a series of managers and other employees quit recently.
But the future of the restaurant and the brewery Blanford was planning next door is unknown.
Employees told The Lima News on Wednesday they were told during an emergency meeting with the restaurant’s owner this week that The Hollander will reopen when the brewery is ready, but Blanford did not immediately return calls seeking comment.
The Hollander will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 5-9 p.m. Saturday.
Reach Mackenzi Klemann at 567-242-0456.