Chappy's Cajun restaurant closed, seized by state - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Chappy's Cajun restaurant closed, seized by state

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Body found near River Bridge in Guntersville

    Body found near River Bridge in Guntersville

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-08-23 16:00:21 GMT
    A body was found in Guntersville Saturday morning. (Source: WAFF)A body was found in Guntersville Saturday morning. (Source: WAFF)
    Fishermen located a body that was floating near the North River Bridge in Guntersville on Saturday around 7:00 a.m.More >>
    Fishermen located a body that was floating near the North River Bridge in Guntersville on Saturday around 7:00 a.m.More >>
  • Two men beat and rob a Huntsville man, police say

    Two men beat and rob a Huntsville man, police say

    Saturday, August 23 2014 7:36 AM EDT2014-08-23 11:36:29 GMT
    A Huntsville man was beat and robbed Friday. (Source: MGNOnline)A Huntsville man was beat and robbed Friday. (Source: MGNOnline)
    Huntsville Police Department say two men beat down and robbed a man Friday night at approximately 9:45 p.m.More >>
    Huntsville Police Department say two men beat down and robbed a man Friday night at approximately 9:45 p.m.More >>
  • Franklin County woman dies in fatal car crash

    Franklin County woman dies in fatal car crash

    Saturday, August 23 2014 7:25 AM EDT2014-08-23 11:25:28 GMT
    A Franklin County woman died in a one vehicle crash Friday. (Source: MGNOnline)A Franklin County woman died in a one vehicle crash Friday. (Source: MGNOnline)
    State Police investigators say that an elderly woman was killed in a one vehicle car crash Friday just before noon.More >>
    State Police investigators say that an elderly woman was killed in a one vehicle car crash Friday just before noon.More >>
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A Nashville Cajun restaurant is currently closed for business with a sign hanging on the front door indicating taxes have not been paid.

The sign posted on the front door says "seized for non-payment of Tennessee state taxes."

The business's owner, John "Chappy" Chapman, made headlines earlier this year for an appearance on the reality show Kitchen Nightmares

The show aired battles with Chef Gordon Ramsay.

In one scene, Chapman appeared to bash Nashvillians who didn't enjoy his food. However, Ramsay said it wasn't Nashvillians but Chappy's food that was the problem.

It's unclear if the restaurant was closed permanently, but Chapman posted on Facebook:

"I love Nashville. Nashville's been great to us, and we love all our customers!" he stated. "This is a very sad day since we have worked so hard. We shouldn't have done Kitchen Nightmares. We have spent several months struggling to come out of a negative situation. Plans are forthcoming right now, and in the meantime we are taking a break and spending time with family. Thank you."

The downtown restaurant opened in 2006.

Chapman moved his restaurant to Nashville after his original location on the Gulf Coast was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

Copyright 2013 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1414 North Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-533-4848

WAFF Is a Proud Member
of the Raycom Family of Stations


FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WAFF. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.